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Piacere! Nice to meet you!
First of all, let me just tell you how much I don't like tours. This may sound strange, but it's exactly at the base of how I design my own "tours for people who don't go on tours." I don't want my clients to feel like tourists when they are traveling with me. I was born and raised in the capital of the Renaissance, aka Florence Italy, so you can imagine how many "herds" of people I would see being dumped every day on my city's most historical streets, then "regurgitated" back into the big busses before dusk.
This is why our groups are between 6 and 14 travelers. Travelers should be remembering beautiful experiences, not how many hours they spent on a bus and how many times they checked in and out of hotels. My trips open up a window into the authentic Italian lifestyle, our traditions, and our people. My family lived for a few years in Florida, where I learned English during my early elementary school years (so if we speak on the phone, don't be surprised if I don't sound like Al Pacino when I talk). I moved back to the US in 2001 and you may ask "Why???". The answer is "Amore" of course! (or, at least I thought it was amore...) But my true love was on its way! It was then that my real lovestory began.. the one with my homeland.
Photo by Gerin Choiniere
Italian is not just a language, it's a way of life. Italy is not just about good food (although it's a big part of it!), wine, fashion, art, history, beautiful natural sceneries, but it's the combination of all these elements which come together as a perfect pizza, displaying a colorful picture that inspires people to appreciate the simpler, yet fine things in life. This intriguing ensemble makes people fall in love with Italy and return there over and over again.
Are you ready to experience the Italian lifestyle first-hand? My small group tours of Italy will introduce you to
this sincere & friendly culture by experiencing Italy from a local's perspective. If you are looking for a vacation that is luxurious, relaxing, educational, but beyond site-seeing alone, you'll enjoy my regional small group tours of Italy.
If you say to yourself: "I don't like tours ", then my trips are PERFECT for you! There is plenty of free time, no moving from one hotel to another, and you do what you want to do! Have the best food & wine Italy has to offer, discover local traditions, and make friendships that will last a lifetime.
~ Nada Vergili (Owner and Tour Operator)
Make these tasty treats at home and enjoy them with your morning coffee!
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Stay in touch!
Facebook: Nada's Facebook profile
Nada's Italy Facebook Page
Nada's Italy YouTube Channel: Nada's Videos
Italian Social Club "You don't have to be Italian to live like one." I feel so strongly about this statement that a few years ago I founded the Italian Social Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a way to promote the Italian lifestyle in my area. Fun dinners, socials, Italian language & cooking classes, wine tastings, and other exciting events. Fo more info, please see the Italian Social Club website by clicking here.
Read our Testimonials Page and see why so many travelers from around the world enjoy Nada's Italy "Tours for people who don't go on tours!".
Nada's Italy in the media!
(articles & media coverage is listed in chronological starting with the most recent)
Article in Charlotte Observer by Allison Futterman
Interview with Anthony Capozzoli in his "How to Tour Italy" online radio show
Interview on Carolina Outdoors show on WBT with Bill Bartee & Don Yeager
Mention in online style blog "The Style Glossy" by Fawn Cheng
Article by local celebrity Heidi Billotto about her trip to Tuscany with us!
March/April 2011 Article in Charlotte Living magazine
Profile in Skirt! Magazine (click here)
Nada's Italy on CharlotteSeen.com
June 2010 issue of the Charlotte Business Journal
Mention in eHow.com in Nov.24, 2010 article
Mention in USA Today Travel article
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