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Le Cesarine

Intense flavours in the Molisani mountains

Ferrazzano / Molise

La Cesarina

Franca welcomes us into her house in Ferrazzano, an ancient settlement that is spread out over the hills around Campobasso, the regional capital of Molise. Franca’s village is on a hill surrounded by beautiful pine forests, and there is a breathtaking panorama from its peak, which overlooks the Mainarde and Matese mountains, with glimpses of the Majella Maiella mountain range and the city of Campobasso.

Our Cesarina is keen to guide you through the flavours of the stunning Molise region. Her local cuisine is particularly rich and varied, with influences from the surrounding regions of Abruzzo, Campania and Puglia. In this Taste Experience, you will also sample one of the culinary treasures of Franca’s town, ‘insaccati’ sausages.


  • Countryside appetisers: soppressata and ventricina sausages, dried salami, caciocavallo cheese, ricotta, pizza gialla (cornbread)
  • Cavatelli pasta with mixed meat ragù sauce
  • Molise-style rabbit stew
  • Roast peppers in vinegar
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Ricotta tart

Refined selection of local wines


This Taste Experience is a real voyage of discovery, revealing the rich culinary traditions of the Molise region. We begin with a rich starter of cheese and salami. Franca serves up some her region’s culinary treasures, including ‘soppressata’ and ‘ventricina’ sausages, dried sausage, delicious caciocavallo cheese and creamy ricotta. This is accompanied by ‘pizza gialla’, a typical delicacy from central Italy made with cornflour.

For the first course, Franca serves cavatelli pasta with mixed meat ragù sauce, all masterfully handmade by Franca. Next we have a Molise-style rabbit stew, delicately flavoured with sage leaves with a side of peppers in oil and vinegar.

To round off the Taste Experience, Franca serves a delicious ricotta tart accompanied by a selection of fresh seasonal fruit.


  • Vegetarian option

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • 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