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Le Cesarine

Recipes from a Medieval Village

Todi - frazione Rosceto / Umbria

La Cesarina

Maria Grazia welcomes us in the spectacular scenery of the hills surrounding Todi, a medieval city among Umbria's most beautiful. This Experience of Taste is thus enhanced by unforgettable landscapes, enchanting hills dotted with stone cottages, fields of sunflowers, and olive groves.

Our Cesarina offers traditional dishes: a simple cuisine that unites the fruits of the earth with salumi and cheeses of rural origin and occasionally makes use of more noble flavors, such as the truffle, employed mainly in the appetizers. In short, it is a triumph of diverse flavors that end up on the table in the form of recipes as ancient as they are delicious.

The secret of the Cesarina
In my garden I grow everything from legumes to seasonal greens.


  • Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes and basil,with liver pate and truffle sauce.
  • Strangozzi pasta with seasonal vegetables (from the vegetable garden)
  • Sausage with beans (from the vegetable garden)
  • Roast potates (from the vegetable garden)
  • Cookies with passito wine of Sagrantino

Refined selection of local wines


Maria Grazia begins this Taste Experience with an appetizer that is simple yet flavoursome. Bruschette with fresh tomato and basil are accompanied by a delectable truffle sauce and chicken liver pâté.

For the first course, however, are the 'strangozzi' pasta with seasonal vegetables, a staple dish in Umbria and Central Italy. Here, the long, pasta strips are topped with vegetables straight Maria Grazia's garden. The beans which she then uses to flavor a savory sausage are also grown in her garden, as well as the potatoes, which are roasted and served as a side dish. 

The meal comes to a close with a dessert: cookies with 'passito di Sagrantino'. The soft, warm wine enhances their sweeness, intensifying the layers of flavour.


  • 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