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
What a difference knowledgeable in-country travel professionals can make! Request Italy’s Barbara and Rob Seaver, planned our two week stay from hotels, restaurants, itineraries, cultural events, even suggesting shopping sites for the most seamlessly fantastic trip (requestitaly.com). Charming Verona, with the opportunity to enjoy opera and concerts in a Roman amphitheater steps away from our hotel, Hotel Bologna, could not have been a better place to stay to enjoy all the historic city has to offer. From the balcony of our room we watched the main square of Verona come to life before enjoying a complete breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant. Gratitude to manager Isa and her smiling assistants, Maribelle and Georgia, for their warm welcome and assistance. The location and artfully designed modern rooms make the Hotel Bologna the place to stay.
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
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.
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!
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!
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
Although their specialty is Italy, Request Italy put together a fabulous trip to Paris for my wife and me. The drivers, tour guides , and hotel accommodations they arranged were all excellent. They made dinner reservations for us every night at restaurants that are their personal favorites , and now they are ours as well. The schedule they helped us plan allowed us to see and do the things we wanted, and they introduced us to places we were unaware of that we also greatly enjoyed. It was, so far, the trip of a lifetime! When we go to Europe again, we will consult with Barbara and Rob.
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.
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!