The Poscallone farmhouse
Located on the waterway of the Naviglio Grande, the Cascina Poscallone is located in a portion of the territory of Abbiategrasso which anciently was called "in Poscale". Poscallo, or rather Poscale, was called a town located between the current Poscallone farms (just below Cassinetta di Lugagnano) and what is today the Naviglio di Bereguardo.
The Cascina Poscallone was probably born in the 1400 perhaps like grangia of a Benedictine monastery or humiliated. Two large frescoes, one of which has already been restored and one still to be restored, bear witness to this origin.
"Piscalis", medieval Latin, recalls fishiness and probably alludes to one or more fish farms in the Ticinello, the ancient canal that then became over time the Naviglio Grande. This would explain the location of the farmhouse, literally overlooking the Naviglio Grande, and its name.
At the end of the fifteenth century the construction of the Annunciata Monastery of Abbiategrasso also begins and this is the most probable date to which the frescoes by Poscallone. San Bernardino da Siena had moved from Abbiategrasso to the 1431 and is depicted in both frescoes.
We have no documents to show us with certainty what happened to the Poscallone during the sixteenth century. The only certainty is that at the end of the sixteenth century the Poscallone, or "Poscallo di sopra", had become a private farmhouse.
Perhaps the alienation has to do with the end of theOrder of the Humiliated. The presence of the Humiliated in Abbiategrasso - before this order was declared a heretic at the time of the Counter-Reformation - is also witnessed by another farmhouse in the district, a few hundred meters above the Naviglio: the farmstead (former church) of Santa Maria in Field. But there are no elements to conclude that the Poscallone was their property, perhaps it belonged instead to the ancient Benedictine abbey monastery of San Martino. We are still waiting for a historian or a scholar who can solve the problem.
The extension of the Poscallone farmhouse and its bottom remained almost unchanged over time: in the 1802, when the bottom was owned by the Negro di Cassinetta, it corresponded to 283 poles.
The building and the adjoining land passed from hand to hand, until in the 2011 they came to the current owners, who started achallenging conservative restoration work. Currently two buildings have been recovered: the residence of the owners in the 2017 (obtained in the oldest and fifteenth-century part, containing one of the frescoes) and the twentieth-century building recovered in the 2018, where there is a two-room apartment for the employees and the lodgings of the farmhouse .
Farmhouse near Milan
If you are looking for a real farm surrounded by nature Then you're in the right place! The Cascina Poscallone has comfortable rooms where you can stay and live the experience ofauthentic rural hospitality.
Guests can get in touch with a style and a slow pace of life, away from the chaos of the city.
The Park and organic products
10 hectares of agricultural land converted to organic are attached to the farmhouse. Vegetables, small fruits, an orchard are cultivated, there are hens and roaming chickens. If you love zero-mile shopping, if you recognize the taste of freshly picked vegetables, if you appreciate the bio, then you've come to the right place.
Products available all year
Carnaroli rice (pack of 1 Kg) non bio € 3: 00
Whole grain 500 pack pasta € 3: 00
Chickpea 400 pack gr € 2: 00
Extra virgin olive oil 750 cc € 10
Eggs from free hens 6 eggs 3 €
WINES: Syrah (red) doc, Nero d'Avola (red) doc, Grillo (white) doc - ALL 4 € the bottle
CABBAGE HOOD, CHINESE CABBAGE, BLACK CABBAGE
ZUCCHINI, PUMPKINS, CUCUMBERS
STRAWBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, MORE, ANGURIES