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.
First time to our site or ready to learn more about our custom private tours? Just contact us with your specific travel request and/or question, we are here for YOU 24×7!
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 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 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!
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.
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
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!
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!
It was an Amazing trip. Perfectly arranged by you. Everything was a A+ experience. What do you suggest we do for next summer?
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
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