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

We established Super Savvy Travelers to provide personalized travel experiences in Italy, and because of very high demand, have recently branched out into helping people find and purchase their dream homes in Italy and move there.

Our YouTube channel is exploding! We have many videos on purchasing your home in Italy (for as little as one 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!

Here’s a sample video covering the truth about 1-Euro Italian houses:

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 those who need it in this area.

Here’s a video about our story and how we obtained our Italian dream (which 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Ciao!

Blog

Chris Renovation
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
Vampiress
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!
Italian property Purchase
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
Airlines
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.
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.

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.

We can do this by helping you find and purchase a home in Italy that can let you experience the warmth and beauty of the Italian culture and provide you with a base to develop unforgettable memories and experiences.

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 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!