A Taste of La Dolce Vita Culinary is a new culinary program offered by Casa Gregorio for the guests of our newly redesigned
Our guests will have the opportunity to savor the best of local Italian food and wine tradition that the area has to offer.
♦ 5 Hands-on cooking classes with an Italian, English speaking chef
♦ All food & wine included with meals
♦ Tours of local culinary related locations
♦ Transfers from Fiumicino Airport or the local train station to Casa Gregorio
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. Following lunch, you will enjoy a short guided tour of the medieval town of Castro dei Volsci.
In the evening, La Dolce Vita begins with our special welcome dinner served at Taverna Casa Gregorio!
Your first day at Casa Gregorio begins with a perfect Italian coffee and a visit to the local farm market. Back to Casa Gregorio you will enjoy your first breakfast is at the newly renovated Bar of Casa Gregorio. With our chef, you will 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, the afternoon continues with a visit to the Abbey of Fossanova on our journey to the Tyrrhenian seaside. Today we dine by the beach at the local Trattoria Centosedici, located in the seaside town of Terracina.
La Dolce Vita continues with a traditional Italian breakfast at Casa Gregorio Bar. After breakfast, it is time to start preparing your second menu together with our chef and enjoyed with a special selection of wines in one the charming Casa Gregorio’s dining rooms.
Today’s afternoon begins with a stop to Nero Caffè for a coffee bean and tasting experience, followed by a visit at Prosciuttificio (Prosciutto Factory) Erzinio in the town of Guarcino, “The Parma of Ciociaria”, and have a sample of authentic Amaretti cookies.
After a walking tour of the historical town of Alatri, a special dinner is waiting for you at the local “ristorante” to introduce you to an authentic “cucina italiana” and the wines that compliment.
Today after breakfast at Casa Gregorio, you have a free morning to enjoy a walk in the hills around or just relax. 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.
In the afternoon, the experience begins at Nero Caffé, a Coffee Bean toasting & tasting and continues visiting 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 testing of wine. Our dinner tonight 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 dinner.
After breakfast at Casa Gregorio we head off to visit “Cantina Tullio”, a vineyard in Val Comino, a region in Italy famous for its Cabernet wines . You will have the opportunity to see one of their vineyards, visit the cellar and bottling plant, and learn the vinification process ending with a wine-tasting. Afterwards, we continue our journey to the nearby town of Atina, famous in Italy for its annual “Jazz Festival” and have lunch 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. In the afternoon you will begin to prepare a list of “Secondi Piatti” such as Involtini, salsiccia con patate e peperuola, and Scaloppini alla mela, and the proper “Contorno” to accompany the main course. Dinner with wine is in the dining room.
Breakfast today is served at Casa Gregorio. Soon after breakfast, our chef Valerio will show you the secret art of Limoncello making. Is now time for you to discover how to make a perfect pizza dough. You will than 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 surrounding our medieval town. In the afternoon we visit Meringo’s were you will enjoy the best gelato in Ciociaria!
We complete our program with a multi-course farewell dinner at “Ristorante Setteventi”, in the historical town of Pofi.
After breakfast at Casa Gregorio, we set of to the town of Ceprano for the local farms Market and a stop to Nero Caffè for a coffee bean tasting experience. The day continues with 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. A light lunch with flavors of the oil and a sample of some of the owner’s organic wine to accompany our visit.
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!”
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!