Questions and Answers

Frequently asked questions....to start your culinary vacation quietly

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How much experience cooking do I need to have?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689658757{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”] All you need is a love of good Italian food and an desire to learn. Our Cooking Classes welcome all skill levels and allows for a rich learning experience.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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Is there an age requirement to attending the Culinary Vacation?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689668469{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]Altrough guests are required to be 18 age or older, we do accomodate families. Please contact us for details.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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What language is used to teach the Cooking Classes?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689679564{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]We have the honor to have both Italian and English speaking chefs, assistants and staff.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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Where is the closest airport?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689688373{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]Rome’s Fiumicino- Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport (FCO) is the closet airport at 1.5 hours away.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689707542{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]Casa Gregorio provides transportation to and from the airport/trainstation and to all Cooking Tour outings. If you have a desire to do any other actives, you will need to 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 our 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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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When is the best time to visit?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689716581{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]Any time of year is a great time to visit Casa Gregorio’s Culinary Vacations.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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Is there a dress code?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689728997{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]During the Cooking tours, you will want to plan accordingly for outings that include walking and visiting local markets and gardens. During the cooking classes you will want to be dressed comfortably and in something that does not inhibit your range of motion. Many guest select to change into something different for dinner, but never formal and always an expression of guest’ individual style.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689738181{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]Casa Gregorio is available to meet the needs of our guest. Please just let us know your request prior to booking and we will do our best to accommodate the request.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689746556{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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Heating/Air-Conditioning

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1557512580592{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]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 is available during the off season periods at Casa Gregorio at a supplemental charge of €25 per day which will operate and individual room heating and cooling. Guests have the option of purchasing at their discretion should they feel the need for either.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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Are pets allowed?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689755669{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]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 guest at any time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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What methods of payment are accepted?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689763564{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]All forms of payment are accepted including: cash, money order, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) and wire transfers. Personal Checks are NOT accepted.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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Do I need to bring any other form of payment?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689867709{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]Your payment covers airport transfer upon arrival and departure; 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.)

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Do I need to take travel insurance?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689875484{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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Will you permit your guest to use your WiFi?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689882389{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]Casa Gregorio offers free WiFi to all guests.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689891993{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]The kitchen is not to be used by guest at any time. Guest are only allowed in the kitchen during cooking classes. Guest can not go into the refrigerator or collect any food… Guest can not use the laundry facilities. Laundry services are available for a small fee ($15.00 per load of laundry).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1461837324949{margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1461835484220{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”]

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What items are provided in the rooms?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1522689900149{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 100px !important;}”]Each room comes with: beautiful furnishings, flat screen TV (with local channels only), shower or bathtub, free wireless internet.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]