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What do Central Pennsylvania and Italy have in common?

David and Rynn Caputo.

David & Rynn started Caputo Brothers Creamery in 2011, and over the years have developed award-winning cheeses reminiscent of those they fell in love with while traveling and studying in Italy – and now you have the opportunity to join them for an Italian culinary experience of a lifetime!

Travel is known to educate the mind and soul – we believe it should educate the palate as well!  Living like an Italian is what this culinary adventure is all about – years of travel through all 20 regions of Italy have allowed the Caputos to design a culinary stroll that will take even the most inexperienced traveler comfortably “off the beatenpath” to enjoy the Italy that tourists rarely get to experience. Each trip is designed for travelers to experience these rich cultural traditions through cuisine.

Our small group tours (average group size: 18 people) are not just a memorable vacation, but are full of authentic experiences, friendship, and a reverence for the Italian artisans and food traditions of each region we visit.  Each excursion and meal is planned with care to show you the authentic Italy that we love so much.

To reserve your spot or for more details on how you can join us for the culinary adventure of a lifetime, please email travel@caputobrotherscreamery.com or call 717-850-6045.

Available Tours

2019

La Prima Volta with LUCA’s Chef Taylor Mason (May 17-26, 2019) 
Sicily & Calabria
Join your favorite local chef – LUCA Lancaster’s Chef Taylor Mason – for a culinary adventure to Sicily & Calabria!  On La Prima Volta you’ll be the first to travel alongside Chef Taylor to experience the culinary specialties of these regions.  Visiting various food artisans, wineries, producers, and of course – enjoying some amazing meals!  We will even spend two days with a Master Chef at the Italian Culinary Institute, learning the science of gelato, crafting pizza, and rolling pasta!

2020

“Due Costa” – Coast to Coast (June 15-24, 2020) – 1 seat remaining!
Amalfi, Matera & Puglia
Starting on the Amalfi Coast, passing through the ancient cave town of Matera (2019 Cultural Capital of Europe!), and ending on the coast in Puglia, this tour truly takes you off the beaten path!!  These areas are home to mozzarella di bufala, limoncello, burrata, some of the best olive oil in the country (Puglia is home to over 60 million olive trees!), and incredible wines!

Sardinia (July 8-15, 2020) – 2 seats remaining
Cala Gonone, Arzachena
Sardinia is an island of stark contrasts – pristine coastline and the dramatic Supramonte mountain range, glamorous resorts and quiet hilltop villages, ancient culture and modern amenities.  Above all, Sardinia is known for its natural splendor as one of the most beautiful islands in the world!

Lakes Region (September 25-October 4, 2020) – 1 seat remaining
Lake Como, Lake Garda, Chioggia
The beautiful natural scenery of these regions, where Italy meets the Alps, will make for the perfect backdrop to our culinary adventure!!  Sparkling wines, famous tortellini, and the freshest seafood are just some of the culinary delights you can expect!

Currently Sold Out:

  • Puglia (July 25-31, 2018) – Pezze di Greco, Puglia
  • Lakes Region – Spring 2019 (April 26-May 5, 2019) – Menaggio/Lake Como, Valeggio sul Mincio/Lake Garda, Chioggia
  • Lakes Region – Spring 2019 (May 7-16, 2019) – Menaggio/Lake Como, Valeggio sul Mincio/Lake Garda, Chioggia
  • Western Sicily (June 8-15, 2019) – Trapani, Palermo
  • Sardinia (June 17-24, 2019) – Cala Gonone, Olbia
  • “Due Costa” – Coast to Coast 2019 (June 26-July 5, 2019) – Amalfi, Matera, Puglia
  • Northern Italy 2019 (September 20-29, 2019) – Cinque Terre, Parma, Chianti
  • Northern Italy (April 17-26, 2020) Cinque Terre, Parma, Tuscany
  • Western Sicily (June 29-July 6, 2020) Trapani, Palermo
“Astoundingly good fun. The passion & knowledge & skill showed through every step. Loved it!”
“There are so many tours that do the tourist thing but these trips are a one of a kind find if you want to meet the Italian people and real Italian food as well as see the out of the way places in Italy. The attention to detail and concern ...
“The overall goal of the trip, focusing on everyday life in Italy off the tourist track, and the family-sized group appealed to me most.”
“Beyond my expectations…loved being in parts of Italy that were not crowded with tourists. Trip met the description “off the beaten path.” Rynn, David and Kyle did a fantastic job choosing: the locations, the accommodations, planning excursions to give us a variety of experiences, the chefs who were incredible with ...
“It was the trip of a lifetime.”
“I would go on any trip the Caputos do. They make you feel like family. Love the non-tourist places we went to. I really like meeting the craftsmen and seeing their passion for what they do.”
“Everyone who travels should get a chance to be off the beaten track and away from the usual tourist spots…seeing how the locals live was wonderful.”
“Even though I have traveled to Italy many times, I never experienced the in-depth look at the culture, the land, the food, the history of Italy. I think that’s what made this trip so outstanding and gave me a greater appreciation of the Italians’ love of the land and what ...

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