Address: PRINCIPATO DI LUCEDIO SRL sede legale: Via dei Giardini, 7 20121 - Milano / (390) 161-8151, ext: 9
About Us / Principato di Lucedio History: Begun by Cistercian monks in 1123, this agricultural hotspot for rices and grains, is now 500 acres, situated in a regional park in Italy. We offer a variety of goods made from our own grown rices and grains, as well as collection of other artisans products. Together, we sell rices, risottos, rice pastas, spelt pasta, biscuits and such (using our rice flours), rice flour and other flours (from artisan producers), beans and legumes.The Abbey of Lucedio was founded in 1123 by the Cistercian Monks from La Ferté, on land belonging to the Marqui Ranieri of Monferrato. The Cistercians drained the land and introduced the cultivation of rice – for the first time in Italy – at the beginning of the 15th century. As time went by, the Abbey became a genuine centre of economic and political power: three different Popes visited Lucedio, a confirmation of the Abbey’s ideal geographic position on the Via Francigena.Increasingly prosperous from an economic and strategic point of view, Lucedio, thanks to its position, was a source of conflicts between Italian dynastic families. After passing through the hands of the Gonzaga and Savoy families, the Abbey became the property of Napoleon at the beginning of the 19th century. It subsequently passed to the Marquis Giovanni Gozani di San Giorgio, an ancestor of the current owner, the Countess Rosetta Clara d’Olivola Salvadori di Wiesenhoff. Guided tours, tastings, receptions, congresses and concerts are organized in the Abbey’s splendid medieval halls; some rooms are even used as locations for television, film and advertising shootsFrom a naturalistic point of view, it should be remembered that Lucedio is situated within a protected area: the regulation of this area, together with the low environmental impact production techniques used by our Farm, has allowed typical rice field fauna to return to the land: in addition to frogs, a large number of grey herons and black-winged stilts have chosen Lucedio as their home and represent a further attraction for visitors. In addition to the historic section, it is possible to visit the Principato di Lucedio Farm and, in particular, the machinery that is used during the rice production cycle. It is also possible to combine your visit with a tasting session of typical local delicacies.