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A lunch break on the farm - an original idea for team building

06 July 2022

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Work does not stop in the summer, although the desire for a holiday grows stronger by the day. So, to make it more pleasant and achieve satisfactory results, why not organise a team building event in an unusual location?

There are plenty of farmhouses where you can take a break, a stone's throw from the city, enjoy a tasty lunch break and organise some activities with colleagues. Even better if it is by the pool.

1. Team building along the paths of Milan's thousand-year-old forest

milan cascina guzzafame

On the outskirts of Milan, in a rustic setting, stands the Cascina Guzzafame. The farmhouse, located in Viganò di Gaggiano, is immersed in the vast protected area of the Parco Agricolo di Milano Sud (Southern Milan Agricultural Park) and is easily accessible. It is precisely its location that makes this location very desirable: no less than 74 hectares of land, tended with extreme dedication.

You can enjoy not only huge open-air spaces, but also four spacious private rooms inside, an organic vegetable garden and an entire farm.

Supported by an event planner, you will organise your team building event down to the smallest detail and, during the lunch break, you will feast on traditional Lombardy dishes, based solely on 0 km raw materials.

2. Team building in Turin amid green meadows and high mountains

turin cascina ranverso

A few steps from the urban chaos of Turin, in the lower Susa Valley, you will come across a green oasis of tranquillity. This is the Cascina Ranverso, one of Piedmont's oldest agricultural structures, located in the municipality of Buttigliera Alta.

After careful restoration, the late 18th century building has recovered the ancient spaces and adapted them to a new purpose, while keeping its identity intact. In the old stable, transformed into a state-of-the-art kitchen, and in the modern multi-purpose rooms, you will find the perfect place to work together and, at the same time, take some time to relax.

Where the barn of the farmstead once stood, there are now rooms suitable for business meetings, but also for banquets, lunches and dinners. You will sample high quality products straight from the land to the plate.

3. Team building in Vicenza and Padua, in the heart of the Veneto countryside

padua ancient farmhouse from the well

In Grisignano di Zocco, just 12 minutes from Vicenza and 15 from Padua, you will find the Antica Cascina Dal Pozzo. The recently restored 17th-century rural complex is immersed in the green Veneto countryside and is the perfect location for regaining energy and wellbeing during a company meeting, in close contact with nature.

The quiet and reserved setting is one of the site's main assets. Specialised in offering services for business events, the Farm has large meeting rooms and offers catering menus for coffee breaks, light lunches, aperitifs and gala dinners.

4. Team building in Bologna amidst Emilian vineyards and orchards

If you wish to organise a team building event in the green countryside of Bologna, you can opt for the Fattorie di Montechiaro holiday farm in Sasso Marconi. Your team, surrounded by vineyards and orchards, can unwind here for a while.

After the meeting in the various rooms that are available, among the panoramic nougat terrace, whose exposed stonework and wooden beams dating back to the 13th century have been preserved, the portico, which has a transparent cover in case of bad weather, and the cantinone with its large windows, you will enjoy relaxing times. Especially if you take advantage of the treatments and lymph-draining massages.

The icing on the cake is the restaurant with traditional Emilian recipes.

5. Team building in Siena amidst the woods of the Sienese Montagnola

siena the millstones

From the restoration of a mediaeval stronghold dating back to the 11th century, a location with all the comforts for creating a cohesive working group and overcoming every obstacle has emerged: the Relais 'le Macine di Stigliano', in the Sienese municipality of Sovicille.

In between activities, you have the opportunity to cool off in the splendid outdoor swimming pool, and if you and your co-workers are feeling more energetic, you can go horseriding, organise mountain bike or quad bike tours through the vineyards, hiking routes and hot-air balloon rides.

If you prefer something a little quieter, that' s no problem: the hotel also offers its guests cooking classes and wine-tasting tours. In this way, you will discover the aromas and flavours of Tuscany.

6. Team building in Rome in the historic Vignaccia garden

rome costaguti castle

For an incentive trip, why not take your team to the Castello Costaguti. The ancient structure, dating back to 1700, is located in the Viterbo area, in the hamlet of Roccalvecce. Although it has been renovated, it still preserves original armour, chandeliers, spears and swords. These elements will immerse your corporate event in a truly unique atmosphere of the past!

For a gastronomic break, you can host a gala dinner and savour the typical menu of Tuscia cuisine. This will give you the chance to experience the feeling of being true nobility at court.