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Welcome to Italiana Tours

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Unique Wine & Tours to unexpected places

Our unique tours have been featured in
The New York Times and Food & Wine Magazine.
We are not like others. Our trips tell a story.

Italiana Tours, a division of Vita Verde Italian Imports was founded by the husband and wife team of Piero Pagliardini and Katherine Cohen. They work to connect you with the best food and wine Italy has to offer.

Italiana Tours offer personal contact with every artisan producer they meet. You will not have a wine tasting as a distant visitor. Our producers will come and share their story with you as if you were one of the family. Other companies don't have a guide from Le Marche who also lives in the States and gives weekly wine tastings featuring wine from the vineyards you will visit. As an international sommelier, Piero has been working for years promoting wine from these vineyards and earning credibility in this sector. Italiana Tours represents a fresh face in the alternative travel market space.

Join us for one of our Food and Wine Tours, led by certified international sommelier Piero himself, to visit our favorite vineyards in the most unexpected parts of Italy.  Whether you want to participate in the wine making process, truffle hunt through the Marche hillside, or create an Italian-inspired cake with sugar artist Margaret Braun,our tours are packed full of wine knowledge and authentic Italian culture.  Eat, drink and enjoy Italy in a way no other company can offer!

TOUR REGISTRATION

SMU Class: Explore Italy
Instructor:  Piero Pagliardini
Dates: November 10-17, 2016
ENROLLING NOW!

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Welcome to Italiana Tours

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Unique Wine & Tours to unexpected places

Our unique tours have been featured in
The New York Times and Food & Wine Magazine.
We are not like others. Our trips tell a story.

Italiana Tours, a division of Vita Verde Italian Imports was founded by the husband and wife team of Piero Pagliardini and Katherine Cohen. They work to connect you with the best food and wine Italy has to offer.

Italiana Tours offer personal contact with every artisan producer they meet. You will not have a wine tasting as a distant visitor. Our producers will come and share their story with you as if you were one of the family. Other companies don't have a guide from Le Marche who also lives in the States and gives weekly wine tastings featuring wine from the vineyards you will visit. As an international sommelier, Piero has been working for years promoting wine from these vineyards and earning credibility in this sector. Italiana Tours represents a fresh face in the alternative travel market space.

Join us for one of our Food and Wine Tours, led by certified international sommelier Piero himself, to visit our favorite vineyards in the most unexpected parts of Italy.  Whether you want to participate in the wine making process, truffle hunt through the Marche hillside, or create an Italian-inspired cake with sugar artist Margaret Braun,our tours are packed full of wine knowledge and authentic Italian culture.  Eat, drink and enjoy Italy in a way no other company can offer!

TOUR REGISTRATION

SMU Class: Explore Italy
Instructor:  Piero Pagliardini
Dates: November 10-17, 2016
ENROLLING NOW!

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2017  Tours

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Nancy Medina - Painting Brilliant Flowers

Nancy Medina - Painting Brilliant Flowers

Call Me Marchigiano - June 29-July 5, 2017

Call Me Marchigiano - June 29-July 5, 2017

Starstruck Tour - Summer & Fall 2017

Starstruck Tour - Summer & Fall 2017

Wine and Truffle Hunt Tour

Wine and Truffle Hunt Tour

Margaret Braun - Cakewalk Through Le Marche

Margaret Braun - Cakewalk Through Le Marche

Italian Brushstrokes - Artist Mostafa Keyhani

Italian Brushstrokes - Artist Mostafa Keyhani

 Why choose our food and wine tours?

 

The reason for choosing us is simple. I'm Piero Pagliardini, a native of Sant'Angelo in Vado, Marche and I will be your guide on these incomparable cultural vacations. I am a certified international  sommelier, and the creator and coordinator of these events. I have been living and working as a wine broker in Dallas, TX since 2010. During my time here, I've noticed that when people ask me where I'm from no one knows Le Marche (pronounced lay markay), yet everyone knows Tuscany.  After a few months of trying to explain where Le Marche was, I finally resorted to introducing myself as "the guy from east Tuscany".

Tuscany merits its international fame, but it's not the ONLY thing to see.  I created these unique tours to show you the best of Italy - known and unknown.  Part of this journey is to personally show you the depths, culture and secret treasures of my home, Le Marche.

The Beginnings

Get In Touch

English

Katherine Cohen
214-240-1497
italianatours@gmail.com

Italian

Piero Pagliardini
972-400-8329
Skype: vitaverdeimports
italianatours@gmail.com