Welcome to Request Italy
Private Travel Concierge Services
Music, culinary, yoga, cycling, horseback riding, truffle hunting, hiking, yachting or whatever activity intrigues you, we will create an experience of a lifetime. In addition to creating a customized tour for your private group, every year, we also feature several signature itineraries for your consideration. Clients find these itineraries to be so well-designed, that they can just pack their bag and join us. You may also contact us with your specific travel request and/or question.
Exclusive Tours and Experiences in Italy
Limited Experiences in the Dolomites by Rosa Alpina
Unique Dolomites experience between an exclusive luxury accommodation Châlet Zeno and a mountain cabin TRUGNEI located at 6,500 feet where to spend a memorable overnight.
A Castle in the Sky – Castello di Velona
There’s a “castle” in the sky you’ve always wanted to see and we are making this dream possible. We will fly you by helicopter to the amazing Castello di Velona in Tuscany where you will be waited on as you have never experienced in your life!
Exclusive Dining Experiences
Our Private Tours take you to some of the best restaurants in Italy. Enjoy fine dining, meet the chefs, and take part in cooking classes and wine tasting.
What our Customers say about our Private Tours
Request Italy turned us on to yet another amazing place to stay in Italy. The hotel was everything you could dream of in a Florence hotel with the incredible views, beautiful room and outstanding service. Through our booking with RI we were given special treatment and great rates. This was just one of the stops on a comprehensive itinerary that was especially created for my husband and two kids. RI are all about details. They interviewed us to find out what we wanted to see and do, what our budget was and then gave us endless ideas on what they recommended, fine tuning it to make sense geographically. We have done several trips with RI. One of the things I appreciated is that you have their personal cell number and throughout your trip they check in with you and most importantly, fix any little problem that comes up. Being foodies, they have a list of restaurants that are frequented by locals, places we would have never found on line or in a book. One of the restaurants in Lucca that Barbara had advised us to eat at, without my knowledge, surprised my daughter With a birthday cake (which was the best chocolate cake we’ve ever had!) topped with a firecracker candle and the whole restaurant singing happy birthday in Italian. DH, March 2012
Even before our trip started, Request Italy went above and beyond, taking care of multiple things which concerned my daughter and our friends. This set our trip planning in motion since their personal approach and care made it clear that our week in Florence would be a memorable one. We were not disappointed and they answered all of our questions and were available 24/7 to make sure that things ran smoothly. Request Italy designed an experience that was custom to our needs and arranged a personal, guided tour complemented by recommendations for self-guided activities that allowed us to maintain our flexibility AND ensured we saw the key parts of Florence. Given our interest in food and wine, they also secured reservations to some of the best trattorias we have ever been to, where there were mostly locals and the food was simply divine! Our day in Lucca was one of the highlights of our week as none of us had ever visited; this city is truly a jewel and not on the “tourist” track. I can’t wait to get back to Italy and have them plan another wonderful time in such an amazing country.
Hi Barbara, All of us thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your hard work pulling all of this together for us, We wondered if you have a digital business card that we could all have on file to forward to people? Thank you again for everything!
We have traveled six continents in a variety of ways, from tours to completely independent. The trip planned by Request Italy was the best. It exceeded our expectations for hotels, restaurants, personal service, and private drivers and guides. We relaxed completely, saw and did just what we wanted to do, and went at the pace that suited us. We are totally spoiled by the service provided. – Jane C. April 2012
Dearest Barbara & Rob – Just wanted to thank you so very much for making our dream vacation even more spectacular than we could have imagined. Every detail was so well thought out and out expectations were exceeded time and again. Your expertise is beyond compare and we are truly fortunate to have met you both. I just can’t wait to do out next trip with your assist!
It was an Amazing trip. Perfectly arranged by you. Everything was a A+ experience. What do you suggest we do for next summer?
Dear Rob and Barbara, I have already talked my friend into signing up for the future opera trip to Rome, Naples, etc (?) …I am sooo happy about that since she is my good friend. So…please sign us both in, and keep us informed about your progress in the planning!!! 🙂 (How is that for blind trust??!) Needless to say, I am just thrilled at the opportunity of doing another tour with you both. Again, congratulations on a job well done and many, many thanks for everything. AH- Kansas 2015
We found Request Italy online but were not prepared for the service and attention that we got with their service. They found us a hotel in Rome that is truly a jewel. Because we booked through RI, and the manager is a friend of theirs, we were upgraded to a two floor luxury suite with a wraparound balcony overlooking the Spanish Steps. It was honestly one of the most fabulous, special hotel experiences we have ever had. We never would have found this hotel without Request Italy. They act as a personal concierge for any and all of your needs in Italy. ~ C. L.
In July, 2014, our family, (ages 11-80 yrs.), had an incredible journey to Italy – Rome, Lucca, Tuscany and Venice. We are forever grateful to Request Italy for putting our itinerary together and making all the arrangements for our hotels, restaurants, the Villa, tour guides, and land transportation. All went off without a “hitch” – we just had to show up! It truly was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you, Request Italy from the G’s in LA
Dear Barbara and Rob, On behalf of Opera Volunteers International many thanks for all you did to make the Verdi Bicentennial so successful. Your attention to detail was second to none and knowledge of Italy fantastic! Until we meet again. J