Nat Geo Day Tour: A Green and Inclusive Sanctuary in Milan
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Nat Geo Day Tour: A Green and Inclusive Sanctuary in Milan

Free cancellation
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 2 hours to 4 hours
Do this because
  • In the midst of Milan's frenetic bustle, slow down with a trip to Cascina Biblioteca. Here, a diverse and inclusive community collaborates on projects including sustainable agriculture, apiculture and hospitality.
  • Take a rickshaw tour of Cascina Biblioteca and the surrounding Lambro Park while your guide explains the history of the association and the different projects that it carries out.
  • Meet local community members, hear their stories and help out with different farm activities, from building fences to picking fruits or helping in the stables, to discover how the value of sustainable agriculture is promoted and emphasized within this community.
  • Relax over a light lunch or an apéritif served at the Cascina's trattoria where locally produced products will be served.
What to expect

The Cascina Biblioteca is a 13th century mansion-farm in parkland which is now surrounded by the suburbs of Milan. The farmhouse hosts a social cooperative that assists vulnerable, fragile and disabled people to thrive by getting involved in the daily activities involved in running a smallholding, stables, a trattoria and a bar. It's easy to forget city life when you are enjoying the serene environment of the Parco Lambro and the inclusive community at the Cascina.

Begin by discovering the park on a rickshaw tour with your National Geographic-trained guide. As you tour the park in zero-emissions comfort, you will get the lowdown from the guide on the various projects and social inclusion initiatives that Cascina Biblioteca facilitates. It is involved in a range of activities, from sustainable agriculture to apiculture or hospitality, which benefit individuals directly and, as a consequence, society as a whole.

Next, you'll have the chance to meet the local community, hear their stories and join in with one of the daily farming tasks which vary according to the season and the current priorities at the Cascina. It's an opportunity to experience first-hand how sustainable agriculture is carried out by the community at the Cascina, and to see the variety of produce growing right in the city of Milan.

Once you've finished helping out, you will spend some time over a leisurely light lunch or apéritif at the Cascina's very own trattoria where many of the ingredients for the dishes served are made with the community's homegrown produce.

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What's included
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What to remember
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs
  • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • Not suitable for families with small children
  • Children must be supervised by an adult (over 18 years) at all time
  • Bring suitable footwear
  • Subject to weather conditions
  • Please note that all times are approximate and subject to change
  • This experience doesn't follow our general cancellation policy. If you need to cancel, you must do so at least 72-hours in advance to receive a full refund.
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Booking fee
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Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the experience begins.

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