Hi! I'm Cecilia.

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wilmaCesarina from 2018
My speciality: Pappa al pomodoro
I live in: Firenze
I speak: Italian, English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

At the top end of a road just outside the historic center of Florence, across from the park of the Stibbert Museum, our Cesarina opens the doors to her home from with a splendid view of the city.


“Cooking amuses me and always puts me in a good mood. I’m constantly on the lookout for the perfect recipe, and when I find it I guard it as though it was a treasure chest!”. Cecilia’s is a simple, but unquestionably tasty cuisine: “I like inviting friends home, without any formalities, offering them the best I can”.

My specialities

- Crostini with liver, various cold cuts with Tuscan-style focaccia bread and artichoke quiche

- Pappa al pomodoro

- Peposo (oven-cooked stew with tomato and red wine)

- Mashed potatoes

- Tiramisu

- Prosciutto ham with melon, and Tuscan salami with figs

- Panzanella

- Pan-fried pork chops sautéed with passata sauce and capers

- Mixed salad

- Grandmother’s pie (with custard and pine nuts)

Clean and safe

Our hosts are updated on the latest hygiene and social distancing protocols

At your service

Our team of Culinary Guides are there every step of the way to provide assistance

Safe purchases & Cancellation policy

Guaranteed payments and free cancellation up to 24h before the start

Reviews from our guests

Find out what people thought of their experience with Cecilia

Cooking with Cecilia was an absolute pleasure! Our meal was one of our most delicious in Florence, not because we made it, but because of the wonderful recipes Cecilia shared with us! It was a most enjoyable experience! I highly recommend it!

Carol K

September 2022

We enjoyed a really amazing evening with cesarina Cecilia. Great local dishes and a ‘wow’ tiramisu.


September 2022

Cecilia was absolutely wonderful! We had an amazing time with her in her home. She was very kind and got to laugh a lot. We really enjoyed this experience and would love to recommend her to others. We will always remember this experience.

Rani Noble

July 2022

We booked this because we read all about it and loved how authentic and different it sounded. It was even better than expected. We went on our honeymoon and we didn’t want to leave without learning to cook and make pasta! We showed up and got a beautiful tour of her home, learned to make all types of pasta and even tiramisu. She was funny, and so kind. Taught us some Italian and spoke to us in amazing English as well. Showed us some techniques and tricks and even decorated and set the dinner room so lovely for us. We had so much fun then got to sit down and enjoy some wine, food and dessert we all just made together. After 2 weeks in Italy-this was our top 3 favorite experiences. You want authentic and an amazing cook-book Cecilia!!


July 2022

Cecilia was a wonderful host! She made us feel right at home and quickly shared with us her special recipes which were so tasty and fun to make. The walking tour of the ingredients was informative and I learned alot when Cecilia described the ingredients and how you can seek out fresh ingredients. I would definitely recommend Cecilia to anyone who has a passion for cooking in Italy!


July 2022

Cecilia was AWESOME! She made us feel like her friends coming over for lunch. As cooks who are not novices, we learned many new techniques that we will bring home with us. AND, she picked up our reservation when our first Cesarine was canceled unexpectedly the night before. So greatful! Cecilia, after we left, we realized, we forgot to leave you a tip! We are mortified! We have put a little something for you in the mail :)


May 2022

What a fantastic experience! Seeing the market and getting fresh ingredients, taking them ‘home,’ learning to prepare a meal, and finally eating! All of this while being entertained in a beautiful home by a friendly and experienced chef? A resounding success!

Ken S

May 2022

Cecilia was very knowledgeable.

Nycole Richards

May 2022

Cecilia is very sweet and welcoming. My husband and I had a wonderful experience, Cecilia is a great teacher. We are very excited to try making pasta and tiramisu at home. Thank you for everything!

Nikol sierra

May 2022

Oh my goodness. This far surpassed the expectations we had. It was my 19 year old son, my husband and I. Cecilia was exactly where she said to meet. She was witty, and had an ease with the locals at the market that was apparent. She drove us in her car to her house, where we fixed several different regional dishes. She was patient, and made cooking fun for all of us. It was just a magical day, and I would highly recommend to anyone to do this tour to enhance your trip to Florence.

Clint Hoiland

May 2022