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Dine in Bologna’s 16th century

Location:Bologna
Duration:2.5 hours
Experience:Private
Reviews:4.6 ★ (28)
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Imagine Bologna in 1500 AD with medieval towers, porticos, and Renaissance-period palaces.

Entering Giancarlo's house is a close revival of those times with his home in an impressive 16th-century palace, in the heart of the ancient city, elevated by its high ceilings, original floors, and antique furniture.

As a winemaker and passionate traveler, Giancarlo guides guests through the traditions of ancient Bolognese cuisine which he has mastered thanks to his passion for local recipes; “taking the concept of food from a mere necessity to a thoughtful art".

Le Cesarine offers bespoke gastronomic experiences; to taste traditional Italian food in good company and idyllic locations: historic buildings, antique villas, houses secluded by nature, terraces with breathtaking views. Le Cesarine’s hand-selected locations are some of the most beautiful private homes in all of Italy.

If you are passionate to explore the authentic flavours of traditional Italian cuisine and dine in elegant homes with local experts, this is the experience for you.

Our Cesarina's specialities

Step back in time to 16th Century Bologna
  • Crostini (toasted breads) with mortadella mousse 
  • Tortelloni with butter and sage or ragù sauce
  • Guinea fowl with lemon and chopped hazelnuts
  • Baby chicory salad
  • Cherry tart with crème patissière 
What other guests think of Cesarine100% verified reviews: real guests, real experiences.
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Sophia - Jan 2020
Amazing host
Dear Francesca, I can’t tell you how wonderful the experience was with Speranza B. and her husband. From the start they worked so patiently with
314junjun - Dec 2019
Florence
At first i did not realize that i booked that you need to to a house but i really love and enjoyed our experience i will highly recommend this
Chad - Dec 2019
Daniela was our host and the meal was truly once in a lifetime. It felt like a six course meal! She treated us with class and respect. The food
Nicole - Dec 2019
This was really lovely! We enjoy taking cooking classes when we travel. It was great to shop the market and then cook in our hosts home. Great
Babercrombie - Dec 2019
Absolutely Perfect Evening
No question, this was the highlight of our trip and the activity that is squarely at the top of my list to repeat on our next visit. Marzia and