Cesarine: Home Cooking Class & Meal with a Local in Siena

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at local's home,   learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Siena cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a selection of local wines.

During the lesson the local home cook will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic Siena recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.


  • Local taxes
  • Private Cooking Class
  • Tastings of the 3 recipes
  • Beverages (water, wines and coffee)

What to expect

Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at a local's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Siena cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine.

Sample Menu

• Seasonal Starter
• Sample Regional Pasta: Pappardelle or Pici or Gnudi
• Rice pudding or Castagnaccio or Cantucci or Tiramisu or similar

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that our Cesarine are ready and thrilled to host you in their homes! All Cesarine are always very careful and attentive of the important sanitary rules needed, even more now! The homes provide all the essential sanitary equipment for the guests (paper towels for washing hands, hand sanitizing gel and so on). Remember to always maintain 1 meter distance from each other and if not, wear masks and gloves
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
October 2023

Excellent evening. It was the most genuine and immersive experience we had in our two weeks across Italy

October 2023

Our visit with Patrizia in Siena was totally amazing!! What a wonderful and welcoming hostess and an outstanding chef. I wont give away her recipes but we were all very impressed at the innovative (yet simple) dishes we prepared and everything was delicious. It was hard to leave as we were having...

April 2022

We had such an amazing time learning how to cook traditional Sienese dishes with Patrizia. She was a lovely host and we would HIGHLY recommend her, and the La Cesarine experience, to others. This was our second time doing a cooking class with La Cesarine, and we will certainly do it again next ti...

May 2022

We had a very good experience with Ceasarine and with Barbara specifically. We made our own Pici pasta, pesto and tiramisu. We also got wine, Prosecco and little snacks. Barbara explained everything very well and always wanted to help us. She knew a lot about the food, about the area and was very...

May 2023

This was a wonderful experience. It is a must do when visiting Siena. Meeting Patrizia and her translator Antonina was like meeting new friends. We shared laughter and cooking lessons as we learned about each other. We enjoyed our product together as we shared a meal and made friends. A highl...

May 2023

Barbara was welcoming, knowledgeable and dedicated to us. She explains everything in detail, with patiente and love. The setting of the kitchen and the table was great and very well organized. This is an experience you should not miss to get a touch of the real Italian cooking cuisine.

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