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A TASTE OF “LA DOLCE VITA”

A “Sophisticated” Italian dining experience 

A Taste of La Dolce Vita Culinary is a new culinary program offered by Casa Gregorio for the guests of our newly redesigned

Villa Marcello
A complete four course menu is created with our chef to further the gourmet culinary experience of being in the Roman countryside.

Our guests will have the opportunity to savor the best of local Italian food and wine tradition that the area has to offer.

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Monday – La Dolce Vita Begins

Your Culinary Vacation begins with transfers from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Casa Gregorio’s Villa Marcello, where a welcome Aperitivo is followed by a “Benvenuto” lunch. Following lunch you will enjoy a short guided tour of the medieval town of Castro dei Volsci. Unwind and unpack, in the early evening, we set off to the lovely town of Ceprano and the Ristorante Opificio del Gusto where we gather for our first night’s welcome dinner: a special luxury menu designed by our host Fabio accompanied by a selection of the best local wines sets you off on your journey of “La Dolce Vita”!

Tuesday – First Dolce Vita Menu

Mozzarella Making and Tyrrhenian Seaside

 

Breakfast is at the newly renovated Bar of Casa Gregorio, after breakfast we set off to the family run mozzarella factory “Ponte di Legno”. Here you will watch the making of Buffallo Mozzarella. On the way back we have time to visit the local towns farmers market. Upon return, our first cooking lesson begins at the Casa Gregorio’s Culinary Kitchen, where you will prepare your first complete “Dolce Vita” menu. With our chef you’ll create a perfect antipasto, a sumptuous primo piatto, a delicious secondo with the proper contorni and a fabulous dessert. You will enjoy the food prepared with our chef at one of the Casa Gregorio dining facilities with some of the best local wines selected to enhance and highlight the quality of the food. After a perfect espresso or cappuccino to close our lunch and some time to relax, it’s time for our journey to the “Abbey of Fossanova” and the Tyrrhenian seaside town of Sperlonga. A view of the sea and a stroll by a few shops with a delicious Gelato. Today we dine by the beach at the local Trattoria Centosedici, located in the seaside town of Terracina.

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Wednesday – Second LA DOLCE VITA Menu

Prosciutto Making and Cheese Factory

La Dolce Vita continues with a traditional Italian breakfast at Casa Gregorio Bar. Some time to relax and  it’s time to start your second menu prepared together with our chef and enjoyed with a special selection of wines in one the charming Casa Gregorio’s dining rooms. After lunch it’s time to visit Patrizio’s Family Farm and watch and assist the making of fresh sausages and authentic Italian goat cheese at the local cheese Caseificio “La Pastorella” tasting a sample of dried sausage. Afterwards we set of for Guarcino, the Parma of Ciociaria, where you’ll visit Prosciuttificio Erzinio (a prosciutto factory) and also have a sample of authentic Amaretti cookies. After a walking tour of the hystorical town of Alatri, your host Gregory has organized for you a special dinner at a local “ristorante” to introduce you to an authentic “cucina italiana” and the wines that compliment

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Thursday  – Dolce Vita lunch in the olive mill

Wine tour and Special Dinner

Today after breakfast at Casa Gregorio you have a free morning to enjoy a walk in the hills around or just relax. In the late morning we continue our Dolce Vita experience at Casa Gregorio’s kitchen where with our chef you will prepare yet another 4 course meal and enjoy the dining ambiance of our 16th century Frantoio, savoring your culinary delights accompanied by yet another selection of local wines. After lunch the experience continues to one of the best wineries of Ciociaria, “Villa La Ferriera” in Atina, where you visit the cantina and our host will introduce you to the making and tasting of wine. Our dinner today is at the “Old Cantina Visocchi” now totally restored with antique winery relics into a sophisticated restaurant called Le Cannardizie. Our host Patrizia Patini, a sommelier, gives us a taste and sampling of yet another fantastic wine of the region, followed by lunch.

Friday – Pizza class and Limoncello making

 

Breakfast today is served at Casa Gregorio. Soon after breakfast you will discover how to make a perfect pizza dough. While our dough is rising it’s time for you to discover that making Limoncello and other typical liqueurs is much easier than you thought at the artisan factory Boni tempi. Upon return at Casa Gregorio you will enjoy making and topping your pizza, cooking it in our pizza oven and savoring it at lunch. After lunch you have a couple of hours to relax or have a walk on the hills around. Now it’s time for some shopping in Frosinone. We complete our program with a multi course dinner at Ristorante il Frantoio, in the historical town of Boville Ernica.

Saturday – Olive Tour and

Special Farewell Dinner

 

 

After breakfast at Casa Gregorio, we depart for our Olive Oil Tour in the town of Arpino, birthplace of Cicero and land of the Olives. We visit a traditional Olive Oil Mill and are explained the process of how to make Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We then proceed to a local estate and taste the fresh Olive Oil. Today a local family will host you for an authentic Italian family lunch:  la Famiglia Di Falco will prepare a traditional Italian lunch in their farmhouse. After lunch is time to go back to Castro dei Volsci with some time to relax. Our final nights farewell dinner is in our towns local restaurant Il Ditirambo, where a special menu, created by its chef to mix up local traditions and new suggestions is a way we think is best to conclude your “La Dolce Vita” dining experience and to extend to you our “Arrivederci!”.

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Sunday – Departure…we hope you enjoyed your Culinary Vacation in Italy!

Breakfast and Departure…

We hope enjoyed your Culinary Vacation in the Roman Countryside, an area which has turned out to be the best kept secret of Italy!

La Dolce Vita Cooking Program

 

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A “Sophisticated” Italian dining experience not to be missed! not to be missed 

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In Ciociaria You Eat and you Eat Well!