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Le Cesarine

The scent of fresh herbs

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!


  • Traditional salami and cheese selections
  • Crostini with chicken giblets
  • Toasted 'bruschetta' bread with organic extra virgin olive oil produced from their olive tree grove
  • Handmade 'Strappatelle' (similar to gnocchi) with wild mushroom sauce or asparagus, depending on season
  • Rabbit "porchetta", stuffed with potatoes
  • Homemade wholegrain sourdough bread
  • Vegetables from the garden (salad, sprouting broccoli, beet tops - depending on season)
  • Grandma's crostata pie with wild plum jam from the orchard, infused with lemon peel and vanilla pods

Refined selection of local wines


If you are looking for an authentic experience, Chiara's menu is just what you need! Our Cesarina welcomes you into her cottage surrounded by the beautiful Umbrian hills, serving you some of the great classical dishes of this region. First of all, the traditional starter: a cutting board of cold cuts and traditional cheese, crostini with chicken giblets and a bruschetta with organic olive oil, that Chiara produces herself from her olive grove.

The Taste Experience continues with some delicious handmade ‘strappelle', accompanied by a mushroom or asparagus sauce, depending on the season. As second course, Chiara proposes the rustic flavors of rabbit 'in porchetta', stuffed with potatoes, and accompanied by some fresh garden vegetables and homemade sourdough bread, made with whole wheat flour.

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


  • 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