How Florence, Italy native Nada Vergili created ‘tours for people who don’t do tours’

Apr 05, 2018 302

BY: Caroline Portillo

Growing up in Florence, Italy, Nada Vergili was just steps away from some of the world’s most iconic spots—and had a front-row seat to a lifestyle overworked and stressed-out Americans want more of. Now her Charlotte-based tour company, Nada’s Italy, located in the heart of Dilworth, is all about sharing that way of life, “la dolce vita,” with people from around the world who want the anti-tour, small-group experience.

The tour themes range from “Jewels of the Amalfi Coast” to “Wine, Food and Traditions of Tuscany” to “Italian Paradise,” and most are 10 days long. They cost around $5,800 per person (not including airfare), and at the request of her most dedicated customers—many of whom are Baby Boomers—Nada’s Italy also includes tours to Spain and France. (Croatia is next.)

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