ZIPO ORGANIC FARM
...WHERE THE COWS ARE HAPPY
We have historical information on our rural complex since 1300: over the centuries, with the development of agricultural technology, have followed renovations and new buildings that have changed the company's core to define it as it is today to the visitor.
The oldest part consists of a small tower from which, through a porch, you enter the courtyard, a few rooms with a "shop" gone now lost and a large barn for those times.
At the end of 1400, the heyday of the Sforza, was built by Pusterla, the castle of Binasco, the hunting lodge that we find inside the farmhouse. And 'a rare example of late Gothic architecture restored back to basics with love and skill by the last owner.
Today is a value protected by the Superintendence of Monuments of the State. In the second half of the nineteenth century were built other buildings as porches, chicken coops, a cheese factory with adjoining barn for pigs and a bread oven. Thus we have the typical structure of the Lombard Court, established by the court and farmyard surrounded by buildings that surround it and defend it.
Cascina Ca 'Grande, in Zibido San Giacomo (MI), is well suited to be visited by school groups; In fact, milk, cheese and rice, as well as being produced by natural methods, are processed directly on the farm to be distributed to consumers, making it possible to follow in one place the whole production cycle of various foods.
Moreover, given the historical and artistic importance of the buildings, you can have ideas for artistic insights, historical and social environment related course Lombard. The tours are followed by trained personnel that can operate at all levels, starting from kindergarten until high school, and capable of alternating teaching moments to those playful. A large hall, partly on the porch and partially in the old barn, now completely renovated, can accommodate two classes. The average visit lasts about three hours, but can be modified as needed. It 'also provided the opportunity to have a snack. They are also provided for visits and tastings for groups of adults.