Super Savvy Travelers, LLC


We’re Chris and Pete Sobolev, and we develop Italian properties and communities, and provide property marketing and consulting services.  We’re your best resource to find, purchase, and renovate Italian properties!

We’ve posted many videos on our YouTube channel  on purchasing your home in Italy, renovating it, and moving to Italy. We also feature videos on the beautiful places we see and experiences we are lucky to have as homeowners in Italy!

Chris is a licensed California real estate professional and with her knowledge of real estate in general, and our combined knowledge of the Italian property market and the Italian purchase and renovation processes, we have jumped in to help people find their dream home in Italy.

This is our story and how we obtained our Italian dream (which you can too!):


We have been quite successful in helping people transition to an Italian lifestyle, as several of our clients have found properties through us. We provide hands-on assistance and guide you through the process from start to finish, pointing you to the reliable Italian professionals that are a part of our team.

We spend much of our time at our second home in Santa Domenica Talao in Calabria, Italy, and through this have gained much knowledge and experience in Italy.

AWe are a top reviewer on Tripadvisor and you can read our reviews here of our favorite restaurants and venues we’ve visited.

Email us at and let’s find your dream property!



Don’t Squander Your Dream! Italian Property Purchase Red Flags!
Don’t Squander Your Dream! Italian Property Purchase Red Flags!
Buying property anywhere is a huge undertaking but when you purchase in a foreign country, be aware. Here are some
COVID-19 Travel Update for Italy
Travel from the U.S and other countries is easier now to Italy, but there are still some travel restrictions.
How You Can Buy Your House In Italy Without Diving Into A Money Pit
It IS possible to buy a house in Italy without spending the earth and coming in way over budget. Look
The Vampire of San Nicola Arcella
Everyone loves a great vampire story and our little area of the Riviera Dei Cedri has a great one!
All Of Your Italy Property Purchase Questions ANSWERED!
Know before you go! If you try to buy a house in Italy without knowing what you are doing you
Italian Architecture
Properties for Peanuts! Calabria Property Update January 2021
Due to the recent Brexit and COVID, the property prices in Calabria are extremely low. How can you purchase a
Pompeii Vesuvius
A Moment Frozen In Time; Pompeii
History is merely a series of moments, recovered from the past and stitched together in time. But sometimes you walk
Update on Flying During COVID November 2020
You can fly during COVID but you need to know these things.
Italian house
Simple Steps to Buying A House and Moving to Italy
Where do you begin dream to buy a house in Italy? Relax! Here are the steps!
Al Caminetto Ravioli
Calabrian Cuisine, 5 Things You HAVE To Eat When You Arrive
Calabrian food is ALL the rage right now. Here is where to find the best of the best.
Updates On Travel To Italy
Here is the latest information on travel to Italy post COVID
Calabria Joins The Ranks Of The 1 Euro Italian House Program
1 Euro Italian renovation projects are all the rage right now and another hill town in Calabria has jumped on
Everything You Need To Know About Purchasing Your Italian House
You want to purchase a property in Italy but there are so many risks. You don't know where to start.
More Truth About 1 Euro Italian Houses
There has been so much attention in 1 Euro Italian houses here is more you need to know.
Olive Oil Pouring
What is the Deep, Dark Secret To Great Italian Cooking?
Ciao friends! If you have followed me even a little bit you know that Pete and I are HUGE foodies!
Italian house
The Truth About 1 Euro Italian Houses
The 1 Euro Italian houses are all the rage right now but are they a good deal?
Chris Olives
Foodie’s Guide to Decoding Italian Olive Oil
The Bella Vita lifestyle starts with a great Italian meal and a great Italian meal starts with a really high
Why is this Corona Virus Making us so Unhappy and What Can We Do?
I know this Corona virus is forcing us to separate, to stay inside and to cancel celebrations we really look
San Nicola
We Will Get Through This; Do These Things to Stay Happy and Healthy
We have never been here before. Here are some strategies to get you through happy and healthy
Chris and the Loa Archeological site
How to Learn Italian (Or Any Romance Language) Easily
So many language teaching programs simply cannot teach a foreign language. Get started on your Italian here.

About Us

In life, there are two things that we all treasure above anything  else: experiences, and connection with others.

Since we bought our home in Santa Domenica Talao in 2011 and established our Italian office in Mola di Bari in 2023, we have created relationships with professionals who are experts in home purchases, renovations, immigration and other legal issues and all aspects of relocation to Italy.

We are marketing consultants, property developers,  and community developers who match our clients with the appropriate professionals in our network to find, purchase, and renovate Italian properties. We also provide marketing services for property sellers. We are not real estate agents in Italy.

Santa Domenica Talao
Santa Domenica Talao

Our mission, once we arrived here in Calabria, has been to share the unspoiled beauty, food and culture of this region and others with our friends from the U.S.  and other countries, and help them find and renovate properties for use as vacation or full-time homes.

Our YouTube channel has given us the opportunity to share the beauty of Italy with you.

Pete Sobolev

Pete is a seasoned traveler having traveled extensively with his past work as an Electrical Engineering Director. He is also a gifted photographer and cinematographer.

Chris is a pro blogger and has been featured on many sites including Lifehack and Dumb Little Man where her posts went viral, amassing tens of thousands of shares on social media. 

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So far, our YouTube channel has garnered more than 3M views with over 22K subscribers and we are increasing our reach every day.

3M Views Award
20K Subscribers Award