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Our Youtube channel is exploding! We have many videos on purchasing your home in Italy (for as little as 1 Euro) 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! Come see our videos and enjoy!

Santa Domenica Talao
Click here to see “The Truth About 1 Euro Italian Houses”

 

Ciao!

Welcome to Super Savvy Travelers, LLC. We are Chris and Pete Sobolev.

We established Super Savvy Travelers to be a full-service travel agency and to bring you the best travel deals and experiences. We specialize in Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises, and in European land tours.

And most recently, due to overwhelming demand, we have branched out into helping people from all over find and purchase their dream homes in Italy and move there.

Chris is a 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 process, we have jumped in to help those who need it in this area.

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Click here for our story and how we obtained our Italian dream! You can too!

Together we have purchased and renovated several properties in Italy. Our newest venture is Casa Cristina, a ruined beauty steps from the village square of Santa Domenica Talao’s historic center. Casa Cristina is an early 18th century beauty with fabulous bones and will be renovated to house 6 vacation rental units, including one complete apartment for traveling families.

Downstairs will be a communal kitchen and eating area and up top there is a roof terrace with spectacular views of the mountains of the Pollino National Park and the Mediterranean Sea. Every unit will have a spectacular view.

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 we have been lucky enough to find and work with.

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.

We believe the most important part of any travel experience is the connection you make with people, and we strive to incorporate this aspect of travel in all of our travel planning for our clients.

Whether your dream includes a cruise to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean or any of the magnificent river cruises in Europe,  cruises in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, or land tours anywhere in Europe, we can handle everything for you so all you have to do is to show up for your vacation!

And of course, if you want to see the real Italy, we can book photographers’ tours, culinary tours, shopping tours or any tour you could possibly dream up, through our extensive network of contacts and suppliers.

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

We are an independent agency affiliated with the Avoya Travel Network™. This network of over 1,000 independent agents allows us to offer you special pricing and amenities through the buying power of Avoya.

Why book your cruise or trip with Super Savvy Travelers?

  • • We can get you the lowest possible prices through our access to exclusive Avoya and AMEX group rates and amenities
  • • We can match, and usually beat, any legitimate cruise quote or deal
  • • We have access to the latest travel industry booking tools to provide you with the quickest quotes and the latest deals
  • • We will ensure you get the benefit of all available special offers, discounts, and promotions, and we know how to combine them to get you the best possible deal.
  • • We can get special rates and amenities for groups with 8 or more cabins
  • • We are experts on European and Caribbean travel and know about “hidden gems” and off-the-beaten-path places to visit
  • • We are cruise experts and specialize in Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity, Norwegian, and Azamara Club cruises
  • • We will work personally with you to plan every detail of your vacation

Contact us today. Let’s plan your dream trip!

Ciao!

Blog

Volterra
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!
The Truth About Leaseholds In Italy
Leaseholds in Italy are starting to pop up. They look great but are they a good idea or a bag
When can we go back to Italy?
You can go nuts trying to find the correct informant about when we can go back to Italy. Here is
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.
Perfect coffee and cakes
More Reasons Why Calabria is the Perfect Retirement Destination
Calabria is booming as a retirement destination. Find out why.
Belvedere Maritimo
Absolutely Vital Steps to Purchasing Your Home in Italy
Do you want to find your dream home in Italy but are worried you don't know how. Here are the
Santa Domenica Talao, Italy
1 Euro Italian Properties, Great Deal or Renovation Nightmare?
What about those 1 euro houses in Italy and Sicily? Are they worth it? Are they a scam?
VITAL INFORMATION for First Time Cruisers!
Cruising is so much fun but there can be surprises both pleasant and potentially unpleasant. Here is what you need
Airlines
Why I will Never Fly American Airlines Again Until They Get a Big, Fat Clue and What They Can Do
Ok so those who know me know that I never trash any service provider unless I really get that they
Ostia Antica
5 Reasons Why Ostia Antica Beats the Roman Forum!
The Roman Forum is impressive, but Ostia Antica is better!
Beach in Maratea
Southern Italy’s Most Instagrammable Places
Instagram is packed with pictures of Italy but what about off the beaten path Italy? When you are ready for
Achilion view
What to See on a One Day Trip to Corfu, Greece
Cruising to Corfu and don't know how to spend your day? Here are some tips for a fun packed day

About Us

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

As travelers, we understand that experiences must be new and exciting to keep us riveted without being overwhelming.

We also know that the most important factors in any experiences are the people involved and the connections we make with them.

Super Savvy Travelers understands this. Our mission is to bring you the most unforgettable experiences along with the best opportunities to create lifelong connections.

This is how we create the best travel experiences you can find anywhere.

Everywhere we go we have friends. Because of this the world is a very friendly place.

We want this for you.

Pete and I have always been sea loving people. We adore the bright colors, fragrant spices and warm and lovely people of the Caribbean.

We also love the history, art and culture (and warm and lovely people) who live near the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas in Europe and especially in Italy.

in 2011, we purchased a home in Santa Domenica Talao in Calabria, Italy.  It has been a treasure trove of new and wonderful experiences and lifelong friendships.

Santa Domenica Talao
Santa Domenica Talao

Our home is a perfect jumping-off point for all of Europe,  Africa, and the Middle East, with an endless array of travel opportunities to these locations.

Pete Sobolev is an experienced traveler,  having worked for many years leading global engineering teams that provided opportunities for frequent travel to the Far East and Europe.

Pete has gathered too many travel tips to list on one page. He is the epitome of a Super Savvy Traveler and a fantastic photographer.

He can’t wait to share his tips with you.

Pete Sobolev

Chris (Ellis) Sobolev loves and understands people.  And she can’t wait to meet new friends and share their culture, loves,  joys and sorrows, so she can write about them and share them with you.

Chris Sobolev

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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Join us as we fan out across the globe making connections, and creating experiences we can make available to YOU!