Hi! I'm Loredana.

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wilmaCesarina from 2021
My speciality: Ribollita (Tuscan soup)
I speak: Italian, English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

La Casa di Loredana is immersed in the green countryside of Barberino Tavarnelle. Here guests will be welcomed with an aperitif in the garden in the shade of the weeping willow and from here a journey will begin, through the flavors of the culinary tradition of Chianti, an ideal place to discover all the charm of rural Tuscany. "The dishes will be based on seasonal products, those from the garden behind the house, seasoned with extra virgin olive oil of our production and accompanied by wines from local farms. The dishes are inspired by family recipes, I will be happy to reveal them the secrets, while my husband Marcello will accompany you on a journey made up of tales and targeted visits, through the evolution of the Tuscan rural world from the post-war period to today."

My specialities

- Black chicken liver crouton

- Ribollita (Tuscan soup)

- Florentine steak

- 'Fagioli all'Uccelletto' (Tuscan baked beans)

- Chocolate cake

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 Loredana

We loved our experience with Loredana! We felt so welcome in her home. It was both unexpected and amazing to cook and eat with her, her husband, and two of their friends. These friends, from New Zealand and Peru, helped to translate between Italian and English. It was such a treat to sit at a table with four different continents represented. The night resulted in lots of laughter, regardless of the language barrier. For the cooking part -- Loredana showed us how to make fresh pasta dough. While the dough rested, we sat down to have a glass of wine while admiring the view outside. We came back inside to roll out the dough and cut it into taglietelle, it was quite the workout! Afterwards, Loredana came out with the most incredible array of food. She had made a delightful meat sauce to mix into the pasta which we enjoyed as a first course. She then brought out a feast! So many delicious and different bites of food. We ended with some of the best tiramisu we've ever had. The only warning is that her home is a bit difficult to find, as it is a little off the main path. Google maps brought us to the main path, but the help stopped there. We struggled to find where to go until we called Loredana for help, and they came out to find us. Overall, this was a highlight of our trip to Italy. We're so glad we found Loredana and her family, and hope to visit again someday! Thank you!

Ryan & Robyn

October 2022