A “Sophisticated” Italian dining experience

Cooking Classes and Culinary Tours Program

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 & Casa Sofia
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.

Each package includes:

Seven day, Six night in a luxurious accommodation

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

Full Itinerary

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.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!

Tuesday – First Dolce Vita Menu

Mozzarella Making and Tyrrhenian Seaside


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.

Wednesday – Second LA DOLCE VITA Menu

Prosciutto and sausage Making

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 hystorical 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.

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. 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.

Friday – Pizza class – Ancient Castle of Ceccano and Limoncello making


Breakfast/Brunch today is served at Casa Gregorio Cappuccino Bar. After breakfast, stroll the cobblestone streets of Castro Dei Volsci and visit the Artisan shops where you can participate with the artisans in learning the traditional art that has been passed down generation to generation. This is a great time to find that treasured memento to remember your visit with us.


In the early afternoon, Chef Valerio walks you through making the Perfect Pizza Dough and at 5:00 pm it is the Pizza Party concluding our culinary week. On this last evening join us in the Tavern for a night of entertainment.

Saturday – Farms Market, Olive Tour and

Special Farewell Dinner

After breakfast at Casa Gregorio, we set off 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!”.

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

A “Sophisticated” Italian dining experience not to be missed


In Ciociaria You Eat and you Eat Well!

 Casa Gregorio adheres to the programs listed but may make slight adjustments due to the season of attendance