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Guided tours of the Casa delle Aie and the Botanical Garden of Forgotten Fruits

Guided tours of the Casa delle Aie and the Botanical Garden of Forgotten Fruits

The Romagna tradition of farmhouses with large threshing floors and the rediscovery of forgotten fruits

La casa delle Aie (Farmyard house), Savio


Discovering some of Cervia's traditional places, real gems with an ancient and genuine flavour: the Casa delle Aie (farmyard house) and the Botanical Garden.

The Casa delle Aie (farmyard house), a historic building designed by the great architect Camillo Morigia (1743-1795), was the home of the "pignaroli" (pine farmers), used to serve the pine forest. It is now well known as a place of Romagna gastronomy, where traditional dishes of fresh pasta, cured meats, grilled meat and piadina can be enjoyed.

Morigia is credited with designing Dante's tomb in Ravenna (1780), the Casa delle Aie in Cervia (1790) and the Oratory of San Lorenzo in Castiglione di Cervia (1794).

The visit continues among the plants in the Botanical Garden, where there are more than 40 tree species of forgotten fruits.

Guided tours in the Summer period 2023

A number of afternoon guided tours are scheduled in the summer, usually at 5.00 p.m.

  • 19th June
  • 10th July
  • 21st August
  • 4th September

How to participate

Participation is free of charge.
No reservation needed


How the guided tour takes place

A historical introduction by Renato Lombardi, a local scholar, welcomes the participants, who are always very numerous.

The tour begins with the 18th-century Casa delle Aie building 
Outside, the visit continues among the plants of the Botanical Garden of Forgotten Fruits.

6.00 p.m.
Discovering the extraordinary world of bees. From plant flowers to honey
Illustration by Cesare Brusi, beekeeper, of the various stages of beekeeping and honey production.
Small samples of various types of honey will be provided.


Map of the Botanical Garden of Forgotten Fruits


The initiatives are a tribute to Umberto Foschi, the great historian of Cervia and Romagna, who is credited with the idea of the Botanical Garden of Forgotten Fruits.
Promoted by the Casa delle Aie Cultural Association, in collaboration with the Municipality of Cervia, Touring Club Emilia Romagna and the Cervia FAI Group.

TAuthors' places in Cerviahe programme is part of the calendar of Luoghi d'Autore (Author's Places), a project promoted by the Municipality of Cervia to valorise the places dear to writers, poets and personalities who have witnessed, over time, a special bond with the city.



Casa delle Aie Cervia cultural association


Monday 19th June, 10th July, 21st August, 4th September 2023


from 5.00 p.m.


Cervia - Via Aldo Ascione


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