To understand the essence of Cascina Simonetto we like the idea of using the expression genius loci, which in classical Latin referred to the spirit or guardian deity of a place, and thus also its soul.

The writings presented in this section evoke the concept of genius loci in different ways and introduce to a sacred vision of the Earth and his places.

An idea that supports, inspires and encourages the developmental path of Cascina Simonetto.






"The soul of a place has to be discovered in the same way as the soul of a person. It might not be revealed immediately. It takes a long time and repeated meetings to discover the soul and for it to become familiar”.


(James Hillman)