Virginia was born in Santiago del Chile but her parents are Italian: her father from Friuli and her mother is from Liguria. When she was 18 she came back to Italy and has been living in Camogli ever since. From that day on our Cesarina became 100% Ligurian. “I learned the flavours of the typical local cuisine in my early childhood. My grandmother on my mother’s side, along with my mother, taught me the art of tradition. Today, I too pass it on to my daughter”. To her cooking means creating and experimenting, yet she always remains faithful to the canons of the Liguria regional cuisine.
Her house opens on the Ligurian hinterland, but you only have to turn the corner to smell the aroma of the Tyrrhenian sea. This is where the sea and the mountains meet and melt into each other, creating beautiful landscapes made even more stunning by man: behind every inlet is a colorful town, in a picture postcard setting that has become famous all over the world.
The secret of the Cesarina
Cooking means creating and experimenting to me, but I always remain faithful to the recipes of my Liguria