Cascina Frutteto
Monza Park

Cascina Frutteto

Cascina Frutteto was designed by Canonica at the beginning of the 19th century and currently houses the Scuola Agraria (Agricultural School) of the Parco di Monza. It was originally at the centre of a lozenge-shaped orchard, recently restored. The internal layout envisaged a large entrance-hall on the ground floor, with a kitchen, oven, storeroom and cellar for the residence of the first “massaro” (farmer) on the left, and a kitchen, storeroom, bedroom and cellar on the right for the second family employed in this rustic-residential complex. The side-buildings included a vaulted stable, with the cows separated from the oxen, and an annexed pigsty and chicken-coop. On the first floor, two corridors led to the bedrooms and connected to the granary and the silkworm nursery on the second floor.

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