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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

Santa Domenica Talao in Springtime
Sending Love From California to Calabria
When you fall head over heels for an entire village, suddenly your world contains all of their joys and sorrows.
Tortora
Tortora – A Hidden Jewel High Above the Tyrrhenian Sea
Italy is studded with many small towns and villages that are like hidden jewels, just waiting to be discovered!
Staircase in Santa Domenica Talao
Time to Make YOUR House Hunters International Dream Come True
Are you ready to search for your new home in Italy and make your own House Hunters dream come true?
The ruin from the side
Ruin Flippers! How Our House Hunters International Dream is Coming True AGAIN!
Once you have achieved your House Hunters International dream, then what? You buy another ruin to renovate!
San Giuseppe and Dog the Blasphemer
I love our village in Calabria. Every day there is an education in culture, religion and love.
Stunning craftsmenship
Where to Buy the BEST Italian Leather Handbags in Florence, Italy
I learned a ton about quality craftsmanship and handbags from Walter Moretti, the embodiment of a Renaissance master.
The ruined palace
Ruin Flippers! From Medieval to MAGNIFICENT!
Are ready to make your House Hunters International dreams come true or to join the ranks of Ruin Flippers?
Santa Domenica Talao
Interview with an Expat: Can You Move to Italy?
Where do you start if you want to uproot your life and move to a foreign land?
Santa Domenica Talao
Foodie Heaven: 3 Calabrian Restaurants You Can’t Miss
A true foodie travels to the ends of the earth for a great meal. But you only need to go
Castle in Calabria
A History of Calabria, The Original Land of the Italians
Calabria is the birthplace of Italian civilization!
Viking_Sun
The Viking Ultimate World Cruise
Are you ready for a 245-day long cruise that takes you to 59 countries and 113 cities?
Pasta Making Demonstration
Pasta-Making Demonstration at Al Caminetto
Watch Roseangela at Ristorante Al Caminetto demonstrate her pasta crafting skills!
Pienza
Pienza – A Jewel Among Tuscan Hill Towns
Pope Pius II rebuilt an entire town to be a second, smaller Rome!
Living in Paradise: Why Calabria, Italy is the Perfect Retirement Destination
Where is the best place to retire? Here's why Calabria is at the top of my list!
Matera
Christ Stopped at Eboli But You Should Go On to Matera, Italy
Why did Carlo Levy write a book called Christ Stopped at Eboli? What happened in Matera back in the day?
Living Large on Symphony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's new Symphony of the Seas ship features some of the biggest suites at sea!
How to Buy a Property in Italy Without Diving into a Money Pit
Interested in buying a property in Italy? Read this first!
Old Town Warsaw
The Phoenix City; Warsaw and Her Indomitable People
What happens to a beautiful city that is completely destroyed by an evil power? If it's Warsaw, it rises up!
Flying
How Flying Became the Safest Way to Travel
2017 was the safest year in aviation history. Don't be afraid to fly!
Jewish_Ghetto
Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, A Beautiful Little Secret
Have you been to Rome and thought you saw everything? Look again!

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!