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 La Spezia

 Duration 5h

 Max 7 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Follow your Cesarina in a local market tour, challenge yourself with a hands-on cooking class and enjoy an authentic Italian meal with the recipes prepared during the class

Your menu
  • Tiramisù (a chilled dessert made with coffee, lady fingers and mascarpone cheese)

Learn to shop and cook like a true Italian with this custom home cooking class based on the ingredients you choose at the market with your local host and instructor.

Stroll through La Spezia’s market and choose up ingredients that catch your eye, then head back to your host’s home kitchen for a hands-on lesson to create dishes featuring the fresh, seasonal specialties you’ve selected.


Gluten free

10 reviews
My girlfriend and I had such a wonderful time learning how to make pasta and tiramisu with Paola and her husband, Massimo. Both were such funny, hospitable, and caring hosts who welcomed us like family into their lovely home just outside the downtown core. We learned how to make delicious handmade tiramisu, ravioli, and tagliatelle using local and authentic ingredients, all relying on methods passed down from Paola's family. We had an unforgettable meal on Paola and Massimo's back patio with an absolutely breathtaking view of La Spezia. We cannot wait to cook for our friends and family back home using what we learned from Paola. Thank you again, Paola and Massimo, for the meaningful conversation and once-in-a-lifetime experience! I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Italy without any hesitation :) 
Chris - June 2023
Wonderful morning, cooking class with Paola. Attending was myself, My husband, and our two adult children. This was a favorite highlight of our vacation! We were greeted with Prosecco and snacks. Shortly after introductions, it was down to business as the tiramisu had to chill while we made Ravioli and tagliatelle under Paola’s careful direction. Very fun experience as far as cooking, but our conversation and new friendship with Paola was the best part of the day. Very nice that Paola’s husband, Massimo Arrived home just in time to join us for an amazing lunch… More great conversation and some of Paola’s homemade lemoncello and gropa! Before leaving, we picked beautiful lemons from their garden. Our host was kind enough to drop us off back downtown. We could not have had a nicer experience! Thank you so much, Paola!
Chris, Rick, Rick, Leah - May 2023
Paola and her family were warm, inviting, friendly and just anything and everything you could ask for as a guest. She was kind and helpful, and showed us so much patience as we tried our best cooking tiramisu and forming several varieties of pasta. Our food was excellent from aperitif through dessert, and we are so thankful that we got to spend the afternoon with our hosts. The spread of the meal was phenomenal, and the connection with their lives was authentic and meaningful. Paola and Massimo welcomed us as guests, but we felt like we left as family. Truly one of the best days of our lives! Thank you!!
Mike and Colin - April 2023
We had so much fun learning to cook pasta and tiramisu with Paola!! Her and her family have such a lovely home. It was informative and fun. This was a highlight of our week here in Italy!
Morgan and Brady - April 2023
It was such an amazing experience to be in a real Italian family's kitchen and learn how to make delicious pasta dishes and tiramisu. We also learned a little bit of the Italian language as well. I would love to do it again. The hosts Paola and Massimo were incredibly friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a unique experience.
Matthew & Lauren  - September 2022

€189.00 per guest

€94.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2018Location: La Spezia    Languages: Italian and English

San Venerio, a small village in the hills of La Spezia that borders the gulf and the islands of the Tuscan archipelago, is located in a splendid position for both climate and view.  In this corner of paradise, we can enjoy the delicacies that Cesarina Paola has prepared with a typically Ligurian flavor. Ligurian cuisine has an ancient tradition that reflects the unique characteristics of the geographical area. Being close to both the sea and the mountains has created a combination of land and sea dishes.   This is what we will find seated around Paola's table: a very varied gastronomic repertoire, where not only the origins of the ingredients vary, but also the tradition from which the dishes derive.

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