Didactic farm


The “Antica Distilleria Cugge” active from three generations in the beautful and wild Argentina Valley, in the Imperia district, is an agricoltural farm, oriented on natural cultivatons and distillation of lavender and medicinal plants of this land. We produce pure essential oil and hydrolates, used for preparation of soaps, face and body cream, shower-shamphoo.

Since 2010 we are in the register of Didactic Farms of Liguria, with the intention to show the charming process of distillation, (ancient job of Valley that it is disappearing) and numerous proprieties of essential oils and hydrolates.

Partecipants: from nursery school to high school – University of the third age – associations – groups

(maxmum of participants 30/40)

Open all the year: according to the season we distill lavander , rosmary or other medicinal plants.

The alchemy of nature, from plant to essential oil and hydrolates.

  • Welcome and presentation. Our story.
  • In the field to pick up plants. We begin to distill. (every partecipant will be involved in the process of distillation). We explain all methods of estraction of essential oil (from our grannyes to us).
  • View of documentary on the harvest of lavender ( the majority of our courts of lavender are over 1200 meters on the sea level, in Drego and the harvest is always by hand)
  • How to use oil essential, hydrolates, with products taste and a visit to typical “Antica Bottega della lavanda”.

Every partecipants will receive a vial of hydrolate distillated (with a brochure about the properties and the use of Hydrolate).

For nursery school kids and elementary school students will inserted in the program a tale of our story with games.


The price is € 8,00 half day – € 11,00 all day

(flexible) schedue: half day from 10,00 to 13,00 – full day from 10,00 to 15,00.

(you can bring packed lunch for and eat it in company)

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