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 I begin to thank you for the wonderful week of memories you gave us! I think it is unanimous that this is the best family vacation we have ever taken – and there is some stiff competition. The house was perfect. If we had designed it to suit our needs, it could not have been better. Lydia was as good a cook as she was lovely. We all were impressed by the way the property was managed – efficient, yet warm and friendly. Ferdinando, our driver, was the best. I am sure you hand-picked him. He always had a smile. The fact that he spoke English made it all the better. He was delightful when he joined us on the truffle hunt.Of course, the sights are spectacular but without Rob’s explanation, we would not have learned as much which made them all the more enjoyable. Our meals were outstanding with plenty of variety from your choice of restaurants.I could go on and on but the bottom line is that we were all pleased beyond words. Many thanks for all you did to make our time in Italy so wonderful.CC in Atlanta-2017
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!