Hi! I'm Flora.

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wilmaCesarina from 2018
My speciality: Crepes with artichokes and porcini mushrooms
I live in: Pisa
I speak: Italian, English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

When one thinks of the city of Pisa, the iconic monument, the Leaning Tower, immediately comes to mind, as well as the thousands of tourists intent on being photographed in bizarre poses at the foot of the famous monument. In the shadow of the famous tower, there are other treasures to be discovered, including the delicacies prepared by Cesarina Flora, who lives in the heart of this Tuscan city.

 

Starting from an early age, Flora carefully followed her family’s culinary preparations and since then has always found in cooking an oasis of serenity, research, knowledge and, above all, a great passion in keeping the local traditions alive. Today she cooks for her numerous friends, creating dishes with new and renewed flavors. She chooses her ingredients with extreme care, insisting that they come from small, highly reputable local businesses.

 

Her table setting is classic and elegant, using treasured dinnerware and hand-embroidered tablecloths. She has an eye for detail, combining colors based on the food she is serving, as well as the floral compositions and small potted plants. 

My specialities

- 'Crostini di Sua Maestà': croutons of bread and grilled polenta with a mixture of chicken or rabbit livers, capers, anchovies

- Crepes with artichokes and porcini mushrooms

- 'Trippa alla pisana'

- Torta 'co' bischeri' (short pastry tart filled with a mixture of rice and chocolate)

- 'Cacciucco di arselle' (clams)

- Fish soup 'alla Pisana'

- Cod with leeks 'alla Pisana'

- Sweet vegetable cake

- Potato gnocchi with arselles (clams)

- Bordatino (bean soup, black cabbage and cornmeal)

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 Flora

Flora was absolutely wonderful! I throughly enjoyed getting to visit and learn a few things all while enjoying a lovely meal. I would book this again and again every time I visit. Thanks Flora!

Terry M

September 2022

We had a wonderful experience with Flora as our cesarina. She and her husband made us feel super welcome at their home and we had a great conversation during cooking and enjoyed our self-made lunch together. Everything was well prepared and we focused on learning the essentials of the Italian kitchen. I would highly recommend it!

Luca

June 2022

Flora was a wonderful host and made the whole experience fabulous by including her husband Claudio and his brother Francisco. Being centrally located In Pisa made our experience easy as well. She made the experience very enjoyable, demonstrating the techniques and allowing us to have a go at creating 3 dishes. The wine pairings were also very good! It was very interesting chatting more about Things about Pisa, Italy and being offered top tips of what to visit. Highly recommended Flora as a cesarina in Pisa.

Laura

June 2022

Era la prima esperienza del genere e, con favorevole sorpresa, abbiamo apprezzato sia l'ospitalità che l'ottima cucina della signora Flora. Le portate, ben cucinate, erano di alta qualità e accompagnate da buon vino locale. Un'esperienza da ripetere.

Paolo

February 2022

Lei ha fatto tutti i piatti artigianali con molto patienza e creativita. Era una visita acogliente. Abbiamo goduto le buone cose Pisane. Flora e una brava cuoca !

Tom

January 2022

Flora and Claudio are really hospitable hosts. The dinner table was already nicely set upon our arrival. We learned to prepare two delicious recipes. Great dinner, it was very cozy with the hosts together at the table. The wines matched perfectly. It was a fantastic and special experience.

Martijn en Suzanne

September 2021

We had a fantastic time, great conversation and great food. Grazie!

Rebecca

August 2021