This sprawling 18th-century farmhouse is a little strip of countryside in the big city. Restored in 2002, the Cascina Cuccagna property now houses a restaurant, Un Posto a Milano, with a seasonal menu–all produce is supplied by local farms. There is also a garden, farmers’ market, guest house, communal spaces and a bar, which has become a favorite spot among young creative and families for aperitivo. The schedule is so rich in cultural initiatives, such as classes in subjects ranging from yoga to carpentry to workshops on environmental and sustainability issues, that it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, the staff at the information desk are incredibly friendly and will help you find something that’s right for you.
Time Out tip: Coordinate your visit with the Wednesday and Saturday morning Campagna Amica Market, a local farmer’s market, on Via Giuseppe Ripamonti, 35.