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Italy4Real is a family run tour operator specializing in small group tours to Italy and around Europe. We love our work, designing amazing trips for our clients and, most of all, Italy!

Why Us

Specializing in personalized custom travel itineraries since 1995. Trips created just for you that focus on what you want. No two travel plans are alike; every route is planned to order.

We lead our own small group tours across Europe. We don’t just plan great trips; we guide them too! Have 6 close friends or family? You can have your own small group escorted tour planned just for your group around their likes and budget.

Our staff are the most experienced… period. Not only do the owners of the company work with customers every day; we have the honor of being the top 5% of agencies in North America that specialize in custom trips to Italy and Europe.

The Italy4Real Story

Italy4Real is a unique tour operator specializing in travel to Italy, small group tours and luxury Italy vacations. Our team of travel specialists have extensive knowledge and expertise in escorted and private guided tours to many parts of Europe.

Rem Malloy and Deborah de Maio, mother and son duo have been passionately helping adventure seekers fulfill their Italy vacations since 1995! They were looking for a luxury specialist who could offer small group and fully escorted Italy tours, amazing private guided tours and unforgettable experiences for their clients wanting a first-class Italy vacation, but were unable to find a tour operator or specialist that offered a truly authentic trip to Italy. And so these first and second generation Italian-Americans decided to bring true Italian hospitality to the people and that’s when Italy4Real was born.

Over the years, Rem and Deborah have shared their knowledge and expertise designing Italy vacations and handcrafting the perfect once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy for everyone. From individual private trips, guided tours or small group tours to couples looking for an unforgettable honeymoon; Italy4Real offers something for everyone.

The specialists that comprise the Italy4Real team have always made it their sole mission to ensure that every trip to Italy is a success, that your expectations are not only fulfilled but exceeded. Whether you’re looking for the best pizza in Naples, the most breathtaking views and wine in Tuscany, the most memorable cup of coffee and pastries in Rome or need to plan a trip to Europe, the Italy4Real team makes the best recommendations based on your personal taste and budget.

Did you know? Italy4Real also specializes in custom itinerary planning to France, Spain, England, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Greece and now South America. If you’re looking for great tips,  you’re in the right place

Contact us today to find out why thousands of customers looking for a great trip to Italy have entrusted Rem, Deborah, and the entire team at Italy4Real with their Italian and European adventures and why they continue to refer their friends and family to the Italy4Real team for an unforgettable Italy vacation experience!

Read the Everett Herald Story about Rem & Deborah


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Deborah passed in April of 2022; she grew up in Italy wanted to make sure that her customers get that deeper cultural experience that only personalized travel can provide. Deborah’s amazing life and career took her across the globe as a teacher, guide and passionate advocate for the areas she was from and knew well.

Deborah loved to get to know her clients on a personal level, so she could choose the perfect elements of a trip that will fulfill each and every desire her clients had. She was a great listener and had an endless knowledge base of the places she loved. Deborah was a great cook and enjoyed snuggling up for a glass of wine and a great movie.

Our mission at Italy4Real is to continue Deborah’s legacy of creating unique experiences and teaching our clients how not to be tourists but travelers when they go on our trips.

Rem Malloy - 'the son'

Rem has always had guiding and trip planning in his blood. His father taught him how to perfectly pack a car for the family’s road trips and he began traveling solo before he was 15 years old. We don’t offer anything we don’t know,” said Malloy, who leads small group tours through Italy, World War II history tours of the Normandy landing beaches in France and follow the leader driving tours featuring the world’s fastest cars.

“I’ve got to put my foot on the ground and walk through the door before I will offer it.”

That local knowledge is important to offering a deeper experience, Malloy said. He specializes in developing a highly detailed plan for is clients; so they understand every step of their experience. Rem is a car enthusiast, photographer and fantastic dad and husband.

We also have a great team behind us that includes sales staff, bookkeepers, support staff, local staff in Europe, all who love to come to work each day and be a part of our special company.

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