About Chef Taylor Mason

Chef Taylor is the chef and owner of Lancaster, PA restaurant, LUCA. LUCA focuses on the traditions of Italy while being rooted in the heritage of Lancaster, as a farm-driven kitchen with locally sourced vegetables and meats, as well as handmade pasta. They are committed to acquiring fresh local ingredients and establishing relationships with farmers and artisans.

Join us and see for yourself why Chef Taylor was named as a semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chefs in America Award in 2020!

Tour Highlights

This trip will be taking place during the famous Alba Truffle Festival and Truffle World Market - so there will be no shortage of this famous delicacy!

View some of the famous villas dotting the shores of Lake Como from our private boat tour before a stopping in Bellagio for the afternoon.

Enjoy some of the unique wines of these regions - Barolo, Barbaresco, Franciacorta, and Dolcetto.

Enjoy the unique opportunity to travel alongside and take advantage of the culinary knowledge of Chef Taylor!

October 19-26, 2023 (8 days, 7 nights).

Each member of the tour will be responsible for booking their own flight in & out of Milan Malpensa (airport code: MXP). Flights are not included in the tour cost.

You will be picked up at the Milan Malpensa airport on Thursday, October 19 at 12:00p.m., then dropped off at the same airport on Thursday, October 26 by 9:00a.m..

Double occupancy: $4,125/ person
Single supplement: $400

Deposit of $1,500/person is due upon booking to reserve your spot, along with a signed & completed registration form. Booking is not considered confirmed until deposit has been received.

Payments can be made by check (made out to Curata Travel) and mailed to: Curata Travel, 245 N. Main Street, Spring Grove, PA 17362.

Credit cards are accepted with a 3.6% fee.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

Pricing includes:

All hotel accommodations in Piemonte and Lake Como.

All planned excursions & classes.

All meals (with the exception of 1 lunch), accompanied by local wines.

Private transportation throughout the tour.

Airport transfers on specified arrival/departure days/times. We include one group transfer for your arrival and departure at specified times.

Not included:

Travel Insurance

Any spending during free time, any alcoholic beverages not included with meals.