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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.

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.

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

Ciao!

Blog

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
Little Bridges
How to Navigate Tricky Venice and Bathe Yourself in Beauty
Venice is a stunning jewel but she is tricky to navigate if you are unprepared. Take these tips to make
View from the terrace
#calabriaisbooming!
Calabria is booming! It is the brightest star in the Italian crown. See why. #calabriaisbooming
AUTUMN IN CALABRIA
Autumn in Calabria, Food, Culture and Wine
There is something uniquely magic about Autumn in Calabria. Gone is the white hot afternoon where La Pausa, our afternoon
Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas Overview – May 19-26, 2019
Looking for a fabulous cruise on one of the newest and biggest cruise ships? Then you need to check out
Temple of Neptune
Paestum; The Magic and Magnificence of the Magna Grecia.
While traveling in Italy you can become completely overwhelmed by the layers upon layers of Roman history to the point
Our lady's generous back side
Love and Renovation Italian Style!
What is it like to find an ancient ruined property and bring it back to its former glory? Then what
Perfect coffee and cakes
Pasticceria Arrone, Calabrian Pastries to Die For.
Italian pastries are the best but Calabrian pastries are the best of the best. Pasticceria Arrone is world famous for
Civitavecchia Port
Port of Call: Civitavecchia – A Home Away from Rome!
Visit a traditional Italian town, complete with a bustling morning market and a huge medieval fort, right next to your
Chris in Curacao
How to Survive in the Caribbean
Chris explains how you can dress to survive the heat and humidity of the Caribbean!
Pieta
How to Make Your Trip to Italy Surpass All Expectations
Too many vacations we remember as a big blur of museums, streets and plaques which jumble together in our minds.
The Best Time to See Rome is After Dark!
Rome gets better after dark ... here's why!
The Power of Cruise Groups!
Look how much we saved our clients by booking into a cruise "group"!
Maratea and the Gulf of Policastro
Maratea – The Pearl of the Mediterranean
Scenic beaches, a picturesque marina, an old town, and a giant marble Christ statue ... what more could you want?
Your Bags Were Snatched in Rome? Don’t Panic! Do This!
Travel anywhere can be tricky and trying to avoid being victimized doesn't always work. Here is your strategy if your
Gulf of Policastro
Praia A Mare: The Gulf of Policastro’s Most Charming Seaside Town
The Gulf of Policastro features some of the most spectacular beaches in all of Italy!
Scalea at Sunset
Scalea, Italy; Europe’s Secret Paradise
Big Italian cities in the summer are lovely, but if you go in August, you'll notice things are quite different....
CAKE!
Lunch with Rosaria
What is Calabrian Cuisine all about? Sit down to a perfect lunch with Rosaria.
Casa Cielo
How Travel Will Save the World
Is our future as bleak as it seems? Is there something we can do to return things around? Happily yes.

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!