How much experience cooking do I need to have?

All you need is a love of good Italian food and a desire to learn. Our Cooking Classes welcome all skill levels and allow for a rich learning experience.

Is there an age requirement to attend the Culinary Vacation?

Although guests are required to be 18 or older, we do accommodate families. Please contact us for details.

What language is used to teach the Cooking Classes?

We have the honor to have both Italian and English speaking chefs, assistants and staff.

Where is the closest airport?

Rome’s Fiumicino- Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport (FCO) is the closet airport at 1.5 hours away.

Do I have to rent a car or secure any transportation?

Casa Gregorio provides transportation to and from the airport or train station, and to all Cooking Tour outings. If you wish to do any other activities, you must secure your own transportation.

For those guests arriving at the Rome Fiumicino airport the day your culinary program begins, please choose a flight that arrives prior to 11am  as our drivers are at the airport to greet and transfer you to Casa Gregorio from 11am-12pm. 

For those returning to the Rome Airport with a departing flight when your culinary holiday ends, please choose a flight that departs after 11am so that our drivers can get you to the airport 2 hrs prior to your flight departure.

When is the best time to visit?

Any time of year is a great time to visit Casa Gregorio’s Culinary Vacations.

Is there a dress code?

During the Cooking tours, plan accordingly for outings that include walking, visiting local markets, and gardens. During the cooking classes dress comfortably in something that does not inhibit your range of motion. Many guests select to change into something different for dinner, but never formal, and always an expression of  the guest’s individual style.

Are there accommodations for guest with special dietary request or needs?

Casa Gregorio is available to meet the needs of our guests. Please let us know your request prior to booking and we will do our best to accommodate the request.

Do I need to bring an converter or an adaptor for electrical appliances?

Casa Gregorio is equipped with standard European plugs that can support 110-240 volts. You will need to be sure to have an European adaptor for your specific electronic device.

Heating/Air-Conditioning

Heating at Casa Gregorio is provided from November 15th – April 15th following the guidelines of the Italian government which does not allow before or beyond that period.

Air-Conditioning at Casa Gregorio is provided from June 1st – August 31st.

Heating and A/C are available during the off season periods at Casa Gregorio for a supplemental charge of €25 per day.  The systems operate individually by room for both heating and cooling. Guests have the option of purchasing at their discretion should they feel the need for either.

Are pets allowed?

Casa Gregorio does not allow pets, with the exception of guide dogs. Casa Gregorio’s host Gregory does have two dogs at the residence, but they do not interact with guests at any time.

What methods of payment are accepted?

Most forms of payment are accepted including: cash, money order, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard), and wire transfers. Personal Checks are NOT accepted.

Do I need to bring any other form of payment?

Your all-inclusive payment covers airport transfer to and from Casa Gregorio; transportation to all Culinary Tours; all food consumed at the Casa Gregorio and special group meals; Beverages including coffee, tea, water, soda and wine*.

(*One bottle of wine per guest per day is included in the rate. Once the daily limit is met by the group, any additional wine would be at the cost of the guest.)

Do I need to take travel insurance?

We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance. Should you be unable to attend your Casa Gregorio Culinary Vacation and therefore lose your deposit, course and accommodation payments, and other travel costs, Casa Gregorio is not liable nor responsible for these losses or costs.

Will you permit your guest to use your WiFi?

Casa Gregorio offers free WiFi to all guests.

Will I be allowed to use the kitchen or laundry facilities?

Guest are only allowed in the kitchen during cooking classes. The kitchen is not to be used by guests at any other time. Guests may not go into the refrigerator or collect any food. Guests cannot use the laundry facilities. Laundry services are available for a small fee ($15.00 per load of laundry).

What items are provided in the rooms?

Each room comes with: beautiful furnishings, flat screen TV (with local channels only), shower or bathtub,  and free wireless internet.