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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

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Why the Calabrian Coast is the New Amalfi
Are you done with the masses of tourists in Amalfi? Then check out Calabria for a quieter alternative!
Pizzo
10 Secret, Stunning Italian Destinations That Will Make You Skip the Big Cities
Get away from the tourist crowds and enjoy these 10 secret destinations in Southern Italy!
Italian Roman super savvy travelers
Take Rome Off Your Bucket List and Put It On Your To Do List
Everyone needs to see Rome but what to do first?
Stairs at Stadium of Domitian
The Stadium of Domitian
Much of Rome's history is buried underground, but can still be seen if you know where to look.
Tavole Palatine Columns
Ancient Greek Cities in Southern Italy – Part II
Ancient Greek cities are among the hidden gems of Southern Italy that await your discovery.
Temple of Neptune
Ancient Greek Cities in Southern Italy
Some of the best-preserved ruins of ancient Greek cities are in not in Greece, but in Southern Italy!
Leaving Home
Leaving Home; Why So Many Italians Left Italy
Many Italians left Italy during the early 1900's, but others are now returning.
Red Ape Piaggio
What’s it All About Ape?
Someone parked these iconic little trucks all over Santa Domenica Talao and they happen to match my outfits!
Vital things you forget to pack
Vital Things You Must Not Forget When Traveling Overseas
Don't waste valuable vacation time running around trying to replace these valuable items that you ALWAYS forget to pack!

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!