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Cesarina from 2019

My speciality: Pasta and beans

I live in: Florence

Spoken languages: Italian and English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Hi from Cristina!

Cristina welcomes us to her home in a lemon house, surrounded by greenery, in the old village of Pian dei Giullari, near the ancient home of Galileo Galilei. Our Cesarina, with passion and dedication, takes care of the vegetable garden, respecting the biological cycles of nature and using to cook her dishes only seasonal fruit and vegetables. Since she was young she has always valued the mise en place, following her mother's advice: "you can eat with your eyes too!" Over time she has learned to know and respect the ingredients and raw materials, the real protagonists of her dishes, which she cooks with passion and imagination.

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My specialities
  •  Chicken liver croutons
  •  Pasta and beans
  •  Free range farmhouse pork sausages
22 reviews
Cristina and Paolo were truly the greatest! This was one of the most wonderful experiences I’ve ever had! Not only getting to make my favorite dishes from scratch, but also using a lot of their home-grown ingredients, was incredible. My friend and I’s evening with them has been the highlight of our trip and they could not have been more kind and welcoming. Hoping to bring back my family to do this again soon!

Rachel - May 2024

We travelled to Florence to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Cooking at Cristinas place was one of the absolute highlights during our stay. The location is magnificient with a beautifull view over Florence. Cristinas and Paolos home is welcoming and decorated with exquisite touch. Harmony and beauty. Cristina and Paolo guided us through the cooking with ease and made us feel truly "at home". We loved the food and the company. We give our highets recommendations.

Jana and Markus - March 2024

Beautiful setting to learn how to make a few classic Italian dishes. Cristina was a very warm and fun host. We were able to take a few moments during the class to enjoy the first course with a glass of wine while sitting in the sun and enjoying the stunning view. It was a very laid back and fun day, plus a great way to get the Tuscan experience right outside of Florence.

Joe - February 2024

Absolutely outstanding experience. Our hosts, Cristina and Paolo were amazing. We felt so comfortable in their home and learned so much. Their home sits on a beautiful piece of property in the hills overlooking Florence just 10 minutes outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. A MUST!!!

Lori and Mitch Green - October 2023

We had the most INCREDIBLE time with Cristina, it was absolutely the highlight of our entire two-week trip. We had a group of five friends and loved the opportunity to make different parts of the meal, while also enjoying the beautiful view while Cristina and her husband cooked other parts of the meal for us. The view from their villa is out of this world and I highly recommend you go early enough to enjoy sunset there. It was super easy to take a taxi there and back - about ~20 min from Spanish Steps. Look no further - BOOK THIS!

Katie C. - October 2023

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