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Cesarina from 2022

I live in: Riomaggiore

Spoken languages: Italian and English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Hi from Barbara!

Hi there, I'm Barbara! I was born in the Gulf of Poets, to a Sardinian mother and a Genoese father, and spent my childhood with my beloved grandparents. I like to think of myself as a citizen of the world, but I have a strong connection to my land and its traditions, as does my husband Stefano. Together, we want to share our passion for cooking and our roots with other enthusiasts and curious minds.Since I was a child, I developed a strong passion for cooking, thanks to my grandmother who taught me to experiment and taste new flavors. I have always been adventurous and have tried all the original recipes from different countries around the world, but Ligurian cuisine remains my favorite.We decided to open the doors of our house, located on the terraces of the Cinque Terre above Riomaggiore, to share our passion for cooking and local culture. For us, cooking is the best way to tell the story of our land and pass on the true Ligurian tradition to others. We are excited to share this culinary journey with guests from around the world!

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63 reviews
Our cooking lessons and meal with Barbara and her husband Stefano will be one of our greatest memories of our trip to Italy. Their hospitality and company were top tier. We truly felt like guests and not like patrons. I wish them nothing but happiness in the future.

Jake - July 2024

Other than it was difficult to find her house but she helped me through FaceTime, everything was absolutely amazing and delicious. Barbara really took care of us and taught us two ways to prepare pasta and her Husband was so funny and helped out as well making the Bruschetta. The views from her house were incredible and love her two dogs. I would recommend Barbara’s delicious pasta making class to anyone explore the Cinque Terra area.

Joey F.  - July 2024

Beautiful setting, incredibly delicious food, wonderful host, amazing evening! Barbara and Stefano provided a truly unique cooking experience and made us feel like a part of their family. We loved every minute of it!

Daniel White - July 2024

Barbara & husband Stefan were very friendly and nice to watch them prepare food together. Pasta lesson was fun and well explained by Barbara. The reason for my 4 stars only is that the meeting point was not well received and we were pretty stressed out to miss our class. We managed to find a taxi who knew where Barbara lives.

Nathalie & Tiffany - July 2024

Our cooking class with Barbara was phenomenal!! She and her husband, Stefano, were kind and so welcoming, making us feel like family for the morning. Barbara and Stefano are from the region and shared generations old family recipes as well as the stories behind them and some history of the region. We had a tremendous time sharing the morning with them!

Lindsey - June 2024

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