Cesarine: Market Tour & Cooking Class at Local's Home in Siena

Siena, Italy
Local market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarinas home in Siena
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the culinary culture of Siena with a private cooking class at the home of a "Cesarina," an Italian cook and host. You'll visit a local market and food shops first, and then start the lesson to learn how to make three Sienese dishes. Finally, you'll be rewarded by enjoying your creations accompanied by a glass of wine.
  • Learn the secrets of Sienese cuisine during a private cooking class
  • Make and enjoy a 3-course lunch or dinner
  • Cook at workstations equipped with utensils and all ingredients
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a private experience

Sample Menu


Seasonal starter


Fresh Pasta

Sample pasta dishes: Pappardelle or Pici or Gnudi


Sienese Dessert

Sample dessert dish: Rice pudding or Castagnaccio or Cantucci or Tiramisu or similar typical desserts

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Guided market tour
  • Small group cooking class
  • Small group 3-course dinner or 3-course lunch
  • Beverages (water, wines and coffee)

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Siena, Siena, Tuscany

      This experience will be held in one of our Cesarina homes and, for privacy reason, you will receive the full address of your Cesarina host after you have booked. We will contact you after you've booked to match you up with your ideal Cesarina based on what you are looking for.

    Start time

    10:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Operated by Cesarine

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Wonderful experience!
    Stephanie_K, Dec 2023
    We had a wonderful time cooking with Patrizia and her son! They were incredibly warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. Definitely one of our favorite parts of our trip, and the food was SO good!
    A lovely day!
    Steven_S, Oct 2023
    We had such a lovely day doing this cooking class! We met our chef at her home and proceeded to walk to the local market, stopping for a coffee on the way. In the market we sampled some of the local cheese and meat and then made our choices to bring back to our chef's cozy kitchen. We started with a simple meat sauce that simmered away while we prepared appetizers using the freshest tomatoes and figs, and ricotta cheese made that morning along with "the best" local salami. We then made dough and hand rolled our pasta for ricotta stuffed ravioli. We whipped up a quick, creamy tiramisu that went in the freezer to chill while we cooked the pasta and assembled the meal. Our chef was very organized and a great teacher (and spoke English) along with being a warm and friendly host. Our lunch was super delicious and we left very satisfied, having acquired some authentic, but simple enough to recreate at home, recipes along with feeling like we spent the day in the home of a good friend! Thank you!
    Highly recommended
    John_P, Oct 2022
    Patrizia was a great host and teacher. Welcomed us in to her home as if we were family and shared many of her pasta making secrets. Amazing time
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