About Us

Meet your tour guides for your unforgettable trip to Italy!

Chuck Cinelli

Owner and Tour Guide

What started off as buyers tours for Italian gourmet foods for our market has led Coco’s to form a tour company for italophiles like you, our friends and patrons. With Coco’s it’s like having a backstage pass to Italy’s finest; we personally know the best chefs and wineries for our enjoyment. Being a distributor of artisan products we have access to the most unique places that the average traveler would never be able to see, such as chocolate factories, honey producers, bakeries, farms, orchards, groves to pasta makers to name a few. Our tours are not typical like most travel packages nor are they cookie cutter. and every day will be totally different, interesting and fun with enough time for sightseeing and shopping. If you have been to Italy many times or this will be your first trip you will have the most fantastic experience with Coco’s. We hope you will join us!


Chef Gioacchino Passalacqua

Tour Guide

Gioacchino, Gio for short (GEO) is the co owner of Attovola “at the table” a distributor of gourmet food products from his native Italy. Having access to both artisan producers and high-end users like fine restaurants and hotels, means that Gio has a very personal relationship with people and places that the average tour guide would be able to take his guests. Hence a most unique, fantastic and unforgettable trip that you will never forget. From an early age Gio’s life revolved around food, though his home is now in Sicily he grew up in the Piedmont region where his father took care of vineyards. With his keen sense of quality foods and wines, Gio is sought out to consult on menus for fine restaurants, wine and food pairing events and promotional dinners. You could not ask for better epicurean to be your tour guide. He is liberal to share his knowledge with you and if you want to you will learn more about foods and wines than you could have imagined. Gio’s English is excellent.