Centre for the Enhancement and Development of the Rural Culture of the Region
Milan, 19 October 2020 – Rebecco Farm is finally a reality, the project financed by the AttivAree program of the Cariplo Foundation and by the Mountain Community of Valle Trompia to recover and reactivate the rural complex of Rebecco, in Lavone di Pezzaze, also with the help of University of Brescia. Inaugurated last October 17, the Farm will now be a Center for the development of the rural culture of the area, ready to welcome residents and tourists in an agritourism but also aggregative and multifunctional accommodation, which invests in the identity culture and social cohesion of the place.
The inauguration on Saturday 17 October was attended by the President of the Mountain Community of Valle Trompia Massimo Ottelli, the Councilor of the Municipality of Pezzaze Bontacchio Quirino, and the director of the restoration works Barbara Scala, moderated by the Director of the Technical Area of the Mountain Community of Valle Trompia Fabrizio Veronesi. It was an opportunity to preview the new opportunities that Rebecco Farm makes available to the area and its visitors, both in the new multipurpose room and in the spaces dedicated to the sale and tasting of typical products.
We are pleased to have managed, despite the difficulties of this particular year, to complete the restoration of the Rebecco Farm. The opening of this new center will allow the area to maintain and develop its own rural culture, while offering tourists and residents new opportunities for aggregation, training and entertainment. The bike-friendly value of the structure should not be underestimated, which fits perfectly into the already happy framework of the Greenway of the Resilient Valleys, inaugurated last year.Fabrizio Veronesi
Within this village there will be a farmhouse with eight beds and a multipurpose room, ready to host cultural events, courses and the sale of local products. The entire restoration process was documented through a time lapse film, projected during the inauguration, by the documentary maker Carla Fausti.
Those present at the inauguration have already had the opportunity to closely observe the new premises of the center and to meet the Rebecco Farmers, the 5 companies of Valtrompia farmers and producers who have created a network (the first in Italy of this type) to take care of the management of the structure and which for two years have now been at the center of a training course that enhances their managerial, educational and tourist skills. Furthermore, through the Farmers market, farmers can also sell their products, both on site (with an event on a monthly basis during the summer season) and digitally, thanks to the use of the Linfa App and other online sales platforms.
Rebecco Farm will also be a bike-friendly structure, going well with the presence of the nearby Greenway of the Resilient Valleys and the many cycle paths that Valtrompia offers along its paths: during the winter season it will open every weekend, waiting for the good season and hoping that the next one can be experienced at full speed.