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
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!
This was our first time working with this type of service so we weren’t sure at first what to expect. We quickly learned that working with RI would be enjoyable and stress free. This type of trip could easily have been overwhelming and over scheduled. It was quite the opposite. We had plenty of time to explore the island of Capri, visit the museums of Florence, and relax at the pool of our beautiful hotels. We also didn’t have any unpleasant surprises or glitches in our travel plans. Working with RIhad many bonuses. Through their many contacts, we were able to get gorgeous hotel rooms at great prices, wonderful restaurant recommendations, museum/concert tickets and smooth transitions to our various locations. Staying within our budget was extremely important to us and we were able to do that. Discussing the cost of everything was never awkward with them. There is absolutely nothing that they cannot do. We look forward to the day we can use their services again. MK, March 2012
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, How can we thank you enough for making our dream vacation become a fantastic reality. Your choices of activities, food, planning and restaurants made our celebration perfect. Our entire family enjoyed their Tuscany experience and your expertise helped us to create memories that will last lifetimes! J&A
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.
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.
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!
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
Barbara, Oh…..it is still hurting my soul and my body to be home. We loved our trip so much. From the moment Enrico grabbed us at the airport – we were in heaven. Thank you for your help and direction for our Tuscany visit. You led us to Il Borro and it was beyond our expectations. Truly amazing from the moment we arrived. We LOVED the setting, our rooms, the village, the pools, the breakfasts, and dinners….It was quiet, wide-open, peaceful…we just spent the days taking it in and there would NEVER be enough days to do that in a lifetime. Our boys were troopers for Florence days, but they would rather be poolside. 🙂 But the days were perfectly planned and not too much for anyone. We loved our first restaurant (Osteria Vini e Vecchi Sapori) so much that we went back the next day!! We cancelled our spot at Obica (don’t be upset!) and went back to Tommaso! We just LOVED the food and the guys who are there were so fun and happy and good to us and our boys. They treated us like family and we are TOTAL suckers for being treated like family. 🙂 Our San Gimignano day was great! The view from La Cisterna (from where I sent the picture) literally brought tears to my eyes. I left the family on the street shopping while I popped up just to make sure I had the right location. An older gentleman showed me our table by the window and I just had tears on my cheeks. It took my breath away – was so unexpected to be THAT beautiful. Our driver took us through Chianti with a stop in Castellina. Another magical day. We had the same driver every day (Giovanni) so we got to know him well. 🙂 He also took us to Amalfi. It was so hard to leave Tuscany. Thank GOODNESS we had another week in Italy or we would have been absolutely heartbroken to leave.