Gainago, a hamlet in the district of Torrile, is located in the flatlands of the Parma province, north of the Apennines and about 8 km from the Po River. Over the centuries, there were many floods in this area, the last of which took place in 1951 where the water reached the 1st floor of the houses in the northern part of the estate. In medieval times, these were marshy areas and credit must be given to the monks of the Valserena Abbey who reclaimed the area and made it possible to cultivate the land. In fact, that same name was chosen when the Serra Balduino Farming Company became the Valserena Farming Company in 1979.
The dense network of canals and water works continue through the years, considerably accelerating after the arrival of the Balduino family who renovated the grand estate of Gainago on capitalistic principles and with great investments in modern technology.
Subsequently, when agricultural mechanization substituted manual labour, the tenant farming contracts were replaced by direct management. However, the ancient knowledge and experience from the traditional working in the fields are clearly present today in the structures and people still living on this farm.