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
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
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.
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
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
We have had the pleasure of two trips planned by Barbara and Rob, the first was a 12-day adventure across northern Italy and the second, 11 days in Paris and surrounding villages and points of interest. Both were enriching and fun beyond words. Whether your passions bend to opera, symphony, food—both superb restaurants and cooking classes, wine, art, gardens, festivals, or museums and artists’ studios—actually, all of these(!), a trip with Barbara and Rob Seaver of Request Italy will never disappoint. A specially planned trip for two or a group of 12, every detail is artfully planned to awaken all your senses, enjoy every moment and treasure everyone you meet. Your trip will be a cultural delight and loads of fun, wherever you go. Simply said: Travel with Request Italy, or stay home!
It was an Amazing trip. Perfectly arranged by you. Everything was a A+ experience. What do you suggest we do for next summer?
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!
Request Italy made our Italian holiday a trip of a lifetime! If only this service was available in other countries. It was definitely money well spent.
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
As you probably know, we have enjoyed the trips with the Seavers and this trip was no exception. One item of special note was the planning that Rob and Barbara started when the unfortunate news came in about Brussels. We were on the way from Naples to Rome by land. For a few short hours, there was a lot of confusion over what the air transportation picture looked like and during that time, Barbara and Rob jumped into action developing contingency plans. Fortunately, we didn’t need them; but, their diligence in that area was very impressive. Always pleased with their trips; but, the service in the midst of a potential crisis was outstanding.