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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!

40 reviews
Barbara and her husband were fabulous! The recipes were delicious and the location stunning. We forgot an item and they tracked us down to get it. They were gracious hosts and we VERY HIGHLY recommend them!

Tammy Cotton - September 2023

Our cooking class was amazing. Barbara and Stefano were so welcoming. A previous class had gotten canceled due to weather, and they joined our class, so we not only got to make our pesto and gnocchi, we learned how to make homemade pasta as well. Barbara was very helpful and made sure we were making our meals correctly. We had 2 different wines that were both delicious. The home made tiramisu was the best I have ever tasted. They live on the side of the mountain with vineyards all around and the views were spectacular. It was my husbands birthday and we all sang Happy Birthday to him. A truly memorable experience. A true authentic experience. I highly reccommend it.

Nicole Sanders - September 2023

Barbara was an amazing host. Great teacher in an incredible location. We can't wait to come back.

James R - September 2023

Incredible experience. Very sweet couple. Unforgettable view. I’m glad the blender is an option when I make pesto again! 😆

David - September 2023

A wonderful evening in a truly beautiful location cooking outside amongst the vineyards Barbara was wonderful - we both learnt so much enjoyed the cooking and then ate the wonderful results - highly recommend for truly authentic experience

Tina needham  - September 2023

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