This project is something we are very excited about, me, (Mitra) I have been in the industry for about 10 years and tour guiding / giving concierge service is something I have offered my clients all this time, and being able to give them a place to sleep is just the extra little thing that completes our business.
We are a husband and wife team who pride ourselves in giving our clients the true traveling experience, and a one stop shop for all things travel.
Fabio (my husband)is a chef, a passionate bread maker and a lover of all things pizza (and once worked as an instructor at the National Italian Pizzainstitute) and he is from a long line of Italian grandparents and mothers cooking like the gods of ancient Rome themselves, and his talent has taken him from Rome to Montreal to Zanzibar workingwith street vendors in Asia to Michelinstarred chefs in Europe - but he really is (email hidden) for our clients and creating a personal bond with them over food and wine.
My own tour guiding / concierge service is a story on it's own; I am the corporate drop out that got recruited to come to Rome and be a tour guide , and 10 years later I am still here and loving it. Apparently it was a career move that paid off, as I was selected by Dream of Italy as one of the Best Tourguides In Italy! :)
A huge honour as we have little to no awards in this business of ours , and I owe it all to my amazing clients over the past ten years. I am very excited for the next coming ten years!
The name we chose for it is Litiberi Suites, the word Litiberi comes from the first two letters of the names of Fabios grandparents. Nonna Lina, Nonna Titina, Nonno Benedetto and Nonno Riccardo.
The house the suite is in is Benedetto and Linas house, the other two grandparents remained forever south in Italy, in Apulia. This house is where my husband grew up, where he went to school from, where he got baptised in the church up the street - and where now our daughter also got baptised, to keep the familytradition going - and where he had his first communion, where he spent Christmases and birthdays.
I knew this house meant everything to him, so in the winter of 2011, I sat him down and told him my idea.
To keep the house in the family and keep on giving to our clients the affection and love of a family, to make everyones trip a fantastic one. To keep the house and bring it back to life and make his grandparents proud.
So we sold our own house and moved out of the city, rebuilt a garage into a small house and lived among plaster dust for months, all while tackling on the massive job that would be the floor-to-ceiling renovation of Litiberi Suites.
We are proud of the house and what it has become, and what it is becoming.
We are proud to carry on a legacy of hospitality, from all of our grandparents.
We are proud to welcome you to a city we both love and adore, and we can not wait to share it with you, starting with giving you the best live in, full on, living experience in the city.