Welcome to Vita Verde
Italian Imports, Inc. Unique Wine & Tours to unexpected places.
Read about Piero's SMU class La Dolce Vita this February
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.
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.
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!
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.