What People Say About Our Tours

A Fun Group of Friends enjoying Italy!

“We are now at Heathrow and on our last leg of our return home.  Everything was flawless and the gang seems truly appreciative.  I know I am!  I couldn’t have herded everyone without you and your wonderful planning. All is great!”
The Gang of 8, Los Angeles (Dec 2017)

(Photo credit: HankWright.com)

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!

LindaSanta Fe, NM

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.

BobSan Francisco, CA

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

A Wonderful Week of Memories

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.

Susan - MAMarch 2017

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.

Sue & NickAustralia

It was an Amazing trip. Perfectly arranged by you. Everything was a A+ experience.  What do you suggest we do for next summer?

JA - 2016

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.



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.

CJ - Nebraska

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!

MF - Pennslyvania

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.

Natalie - Los Angeles