The Center of San Cresci is an extraordinarily special and welcoming place, where you can breathe peace, serenity and silence, seizing the opportunity to access a higher quality home at cost, a place to reconnect the inhabitants of the Center of San Cresci to ecosystems present on the estate to improve human health, mitigate climate change and manage resources appropriately for a regenerative society.
The Center of San Cresci is for those who intend to live an essentially evolutionary life in all respects, a place where relationships are real and not virtual. It is a unique and unrepeatable opportunity to change lifestyles and live in an estate with 8 historic hamlets in addition to the "Villa la Quiete" with adjoining farm, of great landscape and environmental value. The architectural recovery of the Colonial Houses began on the estate. The entire urban complex is built and renovated respecting the revaluation of the existing being almost all the Farmhouses under the protection of the Superintendency of Fine Arts.

The buildings are expected to be built / renovated with the most advanced green building, without architectural barriers, maximum energy savings, use of renewable energy with winter heating and summer floor cooling, powered by horizontal geothermal energy with heat pumps and provision for photovoltaic panels and wind farms.

We DO NOT sell houses. We propose NEW STYLES OF LIFE in stone farmhouses

"La natura, luogo ideale in cui rifugiarsi" - Claude Monet






We will apply special recycling systems adopting practices of Reuse, recycle and reduce which will testify to the validity of such experiments as a solution to the problem of the harmfulness and waste of the production systems of advanced economy countries. 

Water purification plants are provided with the phytodepuration technique. The achievement of self-management is essential for economic purposes to minimize dependence on external supplies (heating, water, electricity and above all food production). 

The cultivations are planned on the outskirts of the estate, they will produce part of the products needed by the residents, selling any surplus outside to the Km 0 markets or to the GAS.

A small bakery will produce bread, biscuits and other necessities for the estate.
The 40 housing units in 8 different houses, almost all are developed on two floors with private gardens, the sizes vary from 70 to 200 square meters. Each Farmhouse is located in an area with different environmental characteristics that will allow it to host different activities, research laboratories, production and packaging of the products generated. 

All the products will be cultivated / processed and packaged by local farmers and artisans and will be used to support the community, while the surplus will be sold through Fair Trade Fair Trade Km 0 markets.




The Seggiano Farmhouses 1 and 2 acquired by  LUMEN - Association for Natural Medicine, were destined for the realization of the Cohousing, for those who choose to live the Centro San Cresci as part of a community. Over twenty years of LUMEN experience have taught the value of cohabitation above all in terms of personal growth and human relationships. In addition, in the Coloniche di Seggiano 1 and 2 the agricultural reconversion will be implemented proposing an environmentally sustainable food supply chain with KM 0 and alliances between producers and consumers. The San Cresci countryside will offer quality of life with proper attention to income. A movement of "new peasants" will be established that will form cooperatives and will equip themselves to cultivate, in a way that is attentive to health and the territory, with the BIODYNAMIC method: olive trees, chestnut trees, orchards of ancient varieties, vineyards, cereals and fodder, medicinal herbs, herbs aromatic, edible flowers for the production of essential oils, vegetable gardens and greenhouses. Workshops for the recovery of ancient crafts will be opened in the artisan area.


The farmhouse of Campiano acquired by LUMEN is destined to the Forest and Sub-Forest activities, such as: mushroom beds, truffle beds, berries. The forest activity will produce the biomass necessary for the production of thermal and electrical energy. Furthermore, the agri-camping will be built.


The Farmhouse of Vitignano acquired by LUMEN - Association for Natural Medicine is destined for the Education Center: Agri Nursery, Agri Kindergarten and Agri Primary School in addition to the Family Home and the Holiday Home.  In addition, the fourth site of the School of Naturopathy will be built, a training and life choice school, already present in Piacenza, Padua and Milan. 



The Spedale real estate complex is intended for the construction of a resort, cooperating with Villa La Quiete, in addition to the cultivation of figs, olive trees, aromatic herbs, orchards, and the creation of a thematic garden with a board for dogs.


Construction is planned for the Borghetto farmhouse

of the "House of the wise"

or the "House of the best age".


The Ontaneta Farmhouse is supposed to redevelop it in a Multipurpose Sorts Center of excellence in rehabilitation for disabled people (and not) of high quality and equipped with the most advanced technologies. 


The Palagina real estate complex is intended for holistic courses, art and ceramics workshops, publishing (which covers topics such as health, nutrition, beauty, wellness, art, travel and society) and B&B.


The Rocca's real estate complex is destined to art workshops and bed & breakfasts, the cultivation, harvesting and processing of wild herbs, horticulture, olive cultivation and medicinal mushroom cultivation will be carried out.


The Sancrescians who acquired the rectory dealt with: breeding of the Cinta Senese, butchery, breeding of poultry, bees, production of honey, saffron, wine.

The Chapel of St Margherita will be used as a geological and astronomical observatory, a place of meditation, yoga.

Clarity is not a surprise.
Here are the economic conditions for acquiring your dream home.
If you dream it you can do it and we will help you make it happen.

Dear friend,


I inform you that inspections are scheduled for the apartments still available in the Tenuta di San Cresci from those who will show interest in the visit by booking in the "Abitare al Centro San Cresci" section.

During the inspection, all requests for information will be answered and provide you with the necessary details and explanations to make informed choices.

In general, I inform you that the houses available in the current state in which they are located have costs of 1,300 euros per square meter. for the area around the Villa La Quiete, while for the houses located in the wooded area the costs range from 600 to 1,000 euros per square meter.

The cost of the single acquisition is divided with payment in 17 annual installments. 

For the restoration and the infrastructures the costs are estimated at around 1,300 per square meter. and bank loans can be obtained if assisted by suitable guarantees.

It is the will of all of us Founders of the San Cresci Center Project, to allow them to be part of anyone - regardless of language, nationality, political opinion - commit to embrace and practice the guiding principles of the Centro San Cresci - peace, culture and education - with as many human dialogues in defense of the values of life and justice.

We are pleased to allow you to participate in this social change and be able to "make a difference" in the world, thanks to your professionalism and / or willingness to learn new jobs.

It is a beautiful and possible thing at the Centro San Cresci.


Change your life: decide your future!
Centro San Cresci, a world of sensory emotions and the value of healthy relationships.
Finally home!

If you wish to receive more detailed information about one or more Farmhouse (s)

write an email to specifying the nameof the Farmhouse (s)

of your interest. Thank you!

Fondazione Europea Cammino Futuro Onlus

In the analysis of solutions to the current crisis we must take inspiration from the many good practices already implemented in the search for sustainable lifestyles. 

Experiences that provide concrete and replicable answers. We are now in a phase of radical changes and we must take advantage of it to give voice to these practices, but we need a physical place to do research and training and where we can meet to exchange knowledge and information, collect the experiences already developed and re-launch them with greater vigor.

We need a propulsion center, where we can structure and spread a new economic and cultural thought that leads our companies to embark on a path towards lifestyles that are fully sustainable and respectful of the ecosystem that surrounds us.


We want to create a Center, a replicable model, that is inspiring for other Centers, similar in Europe, in order to create a widespread network that gives even greater strength to our proposals. 

This is the purpose that led us to establish the  Fondazione Europea Cammino Futuro. The time has come to create a place to reason at a systemic level to aggregate good practices, activate virtuous circuits and implement change. 

To build the Center we launched the fundraising campaign We build the San Cresci Center.





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San Cresci is located 35 km north of Florence, in the Mugello area. A paradise surrounded by greenery, a good retreat for all those looking for a serene oasis without getting too far from the city of Florence - (Italy)


The Mugello area is easily accessible by the A1 motorway exiting at the Barberino del Mugello tollbooth, entering the 551 state road following the signs for Borgo San Lorenzo in the San Cresci area.


For those who prefer to travel by train to Borgo San Lorenzo, there is a train station and a bus that reaches San Cresci in 10 minutes.


For people coming from far away in Florence there is the airport with shuttle service that connects to the Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station.

To reach San Cresci with the satellite navigator it is necessary to set as destination San Cresci at via San Cresci 31 - Loc. San Cresci of Borgo San Lorenzo - Florence (Italy).





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