Until a few years ago Cascina Cuccagna was just an abandoned green area. Now thanks to a group of volonteers it has become a little green oasis where you can pass your free time in familial surroundings and forget that you are in the middle of a large city.
Cascina Cuccagna is a versatile place which encourages people to come together and participate in cultural, artistic, cooking, origami and carpentry workshops as well as recycling projects... to name but a few.
Cascina Cuccagna also organises workshops and courses for children such as: drama, English, toy making, cooking etc. Don't forget to book the themed workshops organised at Easter, Christmas, Halloween etc. Numbers are limited and they are well worth taking your children to.
The Mercato Agricolo della Cuccagna has been an enormous success. Every Monday, from 15.30 to 20.00, farmers with small holdings and artisans sell their fresh seasonal produce, much of which is organic.
Cascina Cuccagna is a great place to go for lunch or an afternoon snack with kids as, if the weather permits, they can play on the lawn. Otherwise why not go for an aperatif or dinner? The restaurant "Un posto a Milano" offers vegetarian dishes, pasta based dishes and a wide selection of main courses, many of which are glutin free. There are also dishes specifically for children
This little corner of countryside in the heart of Milan is definitely worth checking out!