ReStartApp is the first, innovative residential campus for aspiring young entrepreneurs in the Apennines. Its main goal is to see the establishment of new businesses and new settlement models in the Apennines and bring the mountain into the markets through sustainable, innovative ideas and projects.






 Let's find out more about the young entrepreneurs whose projects are helping to repopulate the Apennines.




Birrificio dell'Altavia by Giorgio Masio


The AltaVia brewery is a farm that...brews beer. Indeed, the idea behind the project is that beer is a product of the land and not just the fruit of an industrial or handcrafted process. The microbrewery is based in the hamlet of Badani, municipality of Sassello, Savona in the Ligurian Appenines, and it involves different mountain territories of Liguria in its production, as well as including the following agricultural chains:


  • cultivating hops
  • cultivating cereals
  • beekeeping and making honey
  • cultivating chestnuts


All of these farm products are then used to brew annual and seasonal beers that are distributed and sold in bottles and in vats around Liguria and in some company spaces. Hops are not only a sphere of production, they are also an area of research because the brewery invests in research, starting with the local native varieties. It will also set up some forms of social farming inside its production cycle, with a view to sustainability that is both environmental and social.


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Beescape by Edoardo Dellepiane

Probably the flutter of a butterfly's wings directed a swarm of bees to my home on a warm, Spring day, because I didn't decide to become a beekeeper, somehow the bees chose me and nourished a deep-seated, private need to be free and to be a farmer, even though I was not a landowner.


Beescape is a productive beekeeping enterprise aimed at research into the best flowers, in order to market a range of honeys/landscapes, and it also practises landscape beekeeping to offer a research tool in the environmental sector.
Bees are powerful bio-indicators and are able to monitor an environment. This could be of great interest to the activity of public organisations, environmental agencies or private companies operating in this sector. The consulting experiences will be signed off in a sweet shot of the territory where the hives are located. Each single lot of honey is unique and unrepeatable, given the liquid nature, i.e. the constant development of the landscape.

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Azienda agricola Le Cornelle

Azienda Agricola Le Cornelle is a traditional sheep farm in the process of converting crops to organic farming.
The business operates in the municipality of Villa Minozzo (RE), near the National Park of the Tuscan and Emilian Apennines, an area recently declared a UNESCO reserve for the Man and Biosphere (MAB) network.

The farm raises Cornella Bianca sheep, a breed of domestic sheep from the Reggio Emilia province and currently considered in danger of extinction because of the depleted numbers.
Le Cornelle practises non-intensive farming; the herd is taken to open grazing land every day and the farm is particularly attentive to the wellbeing of the sheep.

The business is also restoring an old farm building for use as a small cheese-making facility and/or point of sale, in order to make and sell quality pecorino cheese.
La Cornelle will also propose a range of products connected to associated supply chains: meat (cured mutton meats, fresh cuts), forest (chestnuts, dogwood) and forest floor (porcini mushrooms).


Boschi Vivi Cooperative

Boschi Vivi provides a service of scattering ashes integrated with forestry services, respecting people, territory and nature.

The service handles burying the ashes in woodlands. Interested people can book a visit where a guide will help them choose their tree, where, in turn, a small memorial plaque will be affixed.

The woodlands managed by Boschi Vivi are very similar to what it would be like in the absence of the cemetery activity, open to access and use of everyone.
The profits go towards upkeep of the woods where the ashes are buried as well as to projects to improve other natural areas, in line with a circular economy principle.

The project's added value is extending the cemetery offer and at the same time giving clients the possibility of helping to improve the territory, with a final generous action. The woodlands are constantly monitored to counteract neglect, reducing hydrogeological risk and creating new job opportunities. For the owners - public and private - it means at least clearing the costs of managing their woodlands.

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