Your Personal and Private Travel Concierge Services
At Request Italy we make YOU and your European trip our priority. If it’s music and opera, culinary, yoga, cycling, horseback riding, truffle hunting, hiking, yachting or whatever activity intrigues you, we will create a custom travel 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.
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Exclusive Tours and Experiences in Italy
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.
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! Learn more about this exclusive journey.
What our Customers say about our Private Tours
Request Italy was extremely attentive in all aspects of our time in Italy. They made sure to stay in contact to make sure we were being well taken care of. Class One service.
T. D., April 2012
Hi Barbara, Thanks for the information. We are all adjusting to getting back in the swing of things. The trip was exquisite and we are all so thankful for your help both in organizing our stay and for your thoughtful assistance every step along the way. It made a world of difference for all of us as we worked through navigating unfamiliar territory. Amy- 2015
Dear Barbara and Rob, How can we thank you enough for making our dream vacation become a fantastic reality. Your choices of activities, food planning, restaurants, made our celebration perfect. Our entire family enjoyed their Tuscany experience and your expertise helped us to create memories that will last lifetimes.
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
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
Dear Barbara and Rob:How can I begin to thank you for the wonderful week of memories you gave us! I think it is unanimous that this is the best family vacation we have ever taken – and there is some stiff competition. The house was perfect. If we had designed it to suit our needs, it could not have been better. Lydia was as good a cook as she was lovely. We all were impressed by the way the property was managed – efficient, yet warm and friendly. Ferdinando, our driver, was the best. I am sure you hand-picked him. He always had a smile. The fact that he spoke English made it all the better. He was delightful when he joined us on the truffle hunt.Of course, the sights are spectacular but without Rob’s explanation, we would not have learned as much which made them all the more enjoyable. Our meals were outstanding with plenty of variety from your choice of restaurants.I could go on and on but the bottom line is that we were all pleased beyond words. Many thanks for all you did to make our time in Italy so wonderful.CC in Atlanta-2017
Location, location, location! Hotel Ilaria, situated shortly past the entrance of the walled town of Lucca, has to be the best location as well as the most gracious and accommodating place to stay to explore this very special Roman city. Our American/French/Portuguese family met here to begin an eight day celebration of birthdays, anniversaries and family time in Lucca and at a rented house overlooking the Mediterranean. Barbara and Rob Seaver of Request Italy made our reservations here and planned two very special birthday dinners for us in Lucca and Pietrasanta. Everything was perfect, from the room upgrades on arrival to our first pre-dinner Prosecco cocktail gathering on the hotel terrace overlooking the adjoining park. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Hotel Ilaria and to Request Italy (requestitaly.com) for their superb arrangements and cultural expertise. Rob’s expert advice on where to find Lucca’s hidden art treasures and Barbara’s brilliant choice of Mariano Tuccori to prepare a selection of delicious cooked food and wines to take to our house on departure the final morning from the Hotel were excellent. Without reservation, I highly recommend the Hotel Ilaria and Request Italy for your Lucca and European visit!
We were directed to the most amazing hotel in Capri by Request Italy. We wanted a very nice room with a view in Capri, and wanted to try someplace other than the Quisisana. We would never have found this hotel on our own without Request Italy. They are actually more of a personal concierge for Italy than merely a travel company. Our room was clean and spacious, with a gorgeous view overlooking the water and our own patio. I would highly recommend Request Italy! ~ JGR
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
I proposed to my fiance’ on a surprise birthday/engagement trip. We both work a lot and I didn’t have time to plan a nice trip after finding and ordering the ring. I got on Trip Advisor and found this beautiful hotel. It only has 14 rooms and they do not book for everyone. I came across Request Italy, a travel planner, in one of the reviews I read. I contacted them and explained how I wanted to stay in the hotel in Rome and needed four days planned in Rome…and I’m planning to propose to my gluten-free girlfriend so could you also line up all of our restaurants and arrange for a photographer to capture the big proposal? Request Italy said no problem to everything and proceeded to make every moment of our trip stress free and wonderful. ~ A. B.