Travel to italy with capriccio

Capriccio Travel started as an off-shoot of Cafe Capriccio.  Every year Jim Rua, Capriccio's founder, arranged trips for a small group of friends of the Cafe interested in traveling to Italy.  The cafe also brought staff on the trips to help everyone from the chef to the wait staff understand the philosophy behind Café Capriccio's cuisine.  Over the years, the trips grew wildly popular just by word of mouth and eventually, a formal travel business was born.  We still keep our groups intimate for the sake of a better experience and we have kept the trips to one exceptional experience a year.  We still sell out by word of mouth and fill our excursions in a matter of weeks.  The trip is always amazing and always inspiring!  We do it because we love to share the experience and rejuvenate our own cultural inspiration annually.

 
 
Fattoria Lavacchio Vineyard

Fattoria Lavacchio Vineyard

Capriccio Travel Inc.

For the past 22 years, Capriccio Travel has organized annual culinary and cultural holiday excursions to the Tuscan Region of Italy.  Our Italian holidays are designed for individuals who wish to become acquainted with the beauty and splendor of Italy, its culture, traditions and cuisine, through a relaxed pace and atmosphere.

 
Culinary Treats at Cibreo in Florence

Culinary Treats at Cibreo in Florence

Our Trips

Join Capriccio Travel for an unforgettable 9-day trip to Tuscany.  We stay at Fattoria Lavacchio, a fabulous organic vineyard in the exquisite Chianti Region of Tuscany and then travel to nearby Florence for an unforgettable sojourn in the center of Italy's greatest Renaissance city. Fattoria Lavacchio is an incredible organic vineyard and farm that produces spectacular wines and olive oil, includes a great restaurant and is set in one of Tuscany's most picturesque areas.   We will have the opportunity to visit fabulous Tuscan towns, great restaurants & kitchens, enjoy a cooking lesson, learn wine making and olive oil production techniques as well as enjoy some of the best personal guides and accommodations in Tuscany.

 
Ceramics in San Gimignano

Ceramics in San Gimignano

Our Philosophy

Capriccio has taken hundreds of interested adventurers to Italy over the years.  The trip inspires us, inspires our guests, and keeps our creative culinary and cultural interests flowing.  Many of our travelers have taken the trip more than once and often simply fill the next trip by referring friends and family.  We do little advertising since the group fills fast annually and is kept to a small size to keep the experience personalized and supportive to everyone involved.  We travel like an extended family!  Please contact us early if you are interested in traveling with us.