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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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