Marco, originally from Piedmont in the north of Italy, welcomes us into his stunning home on one of the most famous hills in Rome, Aventino. This beautiful area looks over the Giardino degli Aranci and the ‘Cavalieri di Malta’ gate. Marco spent much many years working as a restorer, before deciding to change direction and move to the restaurant industry. He used to manage a trattoria in Greece, but recently moved to Rome.
He inherited his passion for cooking from his mother, a gifted cook from the Piedmont region, who passed down her wisdom and dedication to local traditions. You’d be hard-pressed to find many of Marco’s traditional family recipes in local restaurants, but they showcase the very best of Piedmontese cuisine; humble, but full of flavour. At Marco’s table, there’s always a freshly home-made loaf of bread to enjoy with your meal, which he makes daily with organic flour.
The secret of the Cesarina
For cooking and dressing my food, I only use olive oil from Magliano in Tuscany.