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Le Cesarine

Bruschette and Ciriole

Terni / Umbria

La Cesarina

Welcome to Farnetta, a small rural village nestled in the beautiful hills of central Italy, really close to Montecastrilli and Terni. The beauty and tranquility of this place, together with the fact that Umbria is one of the most artistic and historical italian regions (with cities like Assisi, Spoleto and Orvieto, to name but a few), makes Farnetta an absolute must-visit if you want to discover the real Umbria. Our Cesarina Roberta lives just there, in a traditional and stylish cottage, built near an enchanted wood of oak trees.


In this wonderfully peaceful haven, Chiara develops her passion for traditional Umbrian cuisine: following her family recipes and loyal to the Umbrian traditions, she makes bread every day using only organic whole wheat flour and prepares meals from her vegetable garden.

The secret of the Cesarina
English translation in progress!


  • Cheese and cold cuts accompanied by miniature pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven
  • 'Bruschetta' toasts with freshly picked tomatoes and basil
  • Homemade ciriole pasta with fresh tomato sauce
  • Roast leg of pork
  • Homemade wholegrain sourdough bread
  • Garden vegetables au gratin
  • Grandma's 'crostata' pie with wild plum jam (from the orchard) infused with lemon peel and vanilla pods

Refined selection of local wines


Sometimes, Central Italy seems like a land lost in time. Natural landscapes and medieval villages, the tranquility of the countryside lifestyle, and the strong traditions that are still alive to this day. Chiara invokes this wonderful atmosphere in her summer menu, preparing some of the traditional Umbrian recipes. First of all, a rich starter, full of cold cuts and traditional cheese, pizza and some delicious bruschettas with tomatoes and basil from the garden. If this entrée seems wonderful, you should taste the main course: the ‘ iriole', a traditional pasta similar to spaghetti, that our Cesarina likes serves with some fresh tomato souce. As second course, Chiara prepares a delicious roast pork leg, with some homemade bread and some garden vegetables au gratin.

To end on a sweet note, a delicious 'crostata della nonna', made with a wild plum jam - taken directly from Chiara's orchard - lemon peel and vanilla pod.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home


Our customers says

"This was one our best experiences in Bologna. Our hosts, Gianni and Lorenza, were a well travelled and interesting couple about similar ages to ourselves. They also spoke perfect English, having lived in Canada for many years. Gianni taught us how to make tortellini from scratch which we ate with our meal. Gianni is a fine and the rest of the meal was excellent. Their place is an apartment in a medieval Palazzo which was well worth seeing on its own. We really enjoyed it."

J. Bliss

"Our dinner with Angela was the best experience of our visit to Rome. The food was delicious, and it was delightful to talk with Angela and her Mother about food, life in Rome, work, and the state of the world in general. This experience would have been impossible for us without Le Cesarine."

D. White

"We had a wonderfull lunch time with Tania (30 minutes outside from Bologna). She was an excellent host and very charming. We enjoyed her traditional courses (antipasti,strozzapretti con salsiccia, brasato al limone) very much and could highly recommend her. The atmosphere was very relaxed and it was easy to drive to her. We would come again."

J. Hüsser