Agriturismo Crotto di Somana
Tradition and Philosophy
The Scurria Livio Farm was established in 1996 mainly as an animal breeding activity.
It was one of the first Italian companies authorized by the Veterinary Office of the EEC to import ostriches from CEE countries for reproduction purposes.
Simultaneously with the breeding of animals, the cultivation of vegetables, fruit plants and mainly olive trees, over 200 plants in the Cargogno hamlet was developed.
Today the Scurria Livio farm includes about 41,000 square meters in the farm, of which about 25,000 square meters owned.about 90% of the farm's surface falls in Lombardy, the rest in Sicily.
In particular, in the business unit of Somana, which is wholly owned and which is the true heart of the company, an olive grove of 150 plants was planted in 2007, subsequently implemented with around 100 various fruit plants and a vineyard experimental of about 400 Merlot vines.
In 2009, following the purchase of neighboring rural buildings, a rather complex restructuring began which gave rise in 2013 to the opening of the Crotto di Somana farmhouse.
This farm carries out activities connected to the farm as an overnight stay in three rooms with wellness area and solarium. Over the years the structure has been increasingly appreciated and reviewed by hundreds of Italian tourists but above all foreign ones who, coming from all over the world, stay for more enthusiastic days of the services offered by the company and of the farm products themselves, first and foremost the extra virgin olive oil.
The tasting of the oil in the company with direct sales to tourists and the sale in local restaurants has allowed us to further develop the activity that today makes the Scurria Agricultural Company the largest oil production company in the Mandella area.
Also the production of fruit and vegetables in recent years has increased considerably following the continuous planting of hundreds of plants.
Furthermore, a request is being prepared for the Lombardy Region for the issue of authorizations for new experimental vine plants, in particular for the new types of vines that are self-resistant to the most widespread diseases, in order to enter into a new perspective of respecting the environment and protecting health.
Short-term development forecasts
All these assumptions have led to a further planning phase of the company that in these months has seen a study aimed at the creation of a craft workshop for the processing of farm products such as preserves and jams, of a company mill for the totally autonomous production of oliod'oliva and a laboratory for wine production.
The continuous request for overnight stays and the continuous increase in work have also led to the study of the expansion of the offer (2/3 rooms) and to the project of a new area for catering that is trying to identify in the unit of Somana which, being owned, is the "workhorse" of the company.
In 2019 new land was purchased in the hamlet of Rongio, also in Mandello del Lario, on which a new accommodation facility of two / three mini-apartments equipped with kitchen, garden, barbecue, solarium, vegetable garden, and leisure and relaxation facilities will be built. area inserted in a green context far from any city disturbance.
The new unit will be operational by 2020.