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About the Author

Rem Malloy started Italy4real back in 1995 with his mother, Deborah de Maio.

He specialises in Italian tours as well as customised tours to France, England, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Greece and Spain. He was also featured in the Travel Channel show Mysteries at The Museum in 2016.

Rem has family in Italy and his mothers home town is Cava di Terrani, near the Amalfi Coast. The family has a street named after them in Sorrento, Via Luigi de Maio; a relative who was mayor of Sorrento.

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3 Days In Venice: Our Complete Itinerary & Bucket List 

In this guide, we present a thrilling itinerary that is perfect for 3 days in Venice.

Welcome to Florence

The 8 Best Places & Attractions to See & Visit in Florence

This guide presents the 8 best places to visit in Florence that you don’t want to miss.

The 7 Best Museums in Rome

This article will highlight the best museums in Rome that you don’t want to miss on your visit. From the best museums for ancient history to more modern exhibition spaces with a very chic offering, there is so much to learn.

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The 7 Best Things to Do in Sicily

In this article, we discuss the best things to do in Sicily that will make your visit exceptional.

Italy hotel star ratings

Understanding Italy’s Unique Hotel Star Ratings System

The star ratings are a valuable guide to help travelers make informed choices and maintains high hospitality standards across the country. 


The Best Transportation Options Around Italy

A well-though transportation plan is an essential part of your travel arrangements when exploring Italy’s diverse landscape. By choosing the best mode of transportation for your itinerary, you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of Italy.

Exploring Italy

Exploring Italy: A Journey to Remember

Whether you are a history buff, a food enthusiast, an art lover, or are seeking new experiences, Italy offers something for everyone.


Managing Jet Lag on the Return Trip Home

In part 2 of our series on jet lag, we focus on things you can do to help your body recover from the effects of traveling westbound across several time zones.

Tips to manage jet lag

Tips for Managing Jet Lag When Traveling to Europe

In Part 1 of a 2 part series of posts on managing jet lag, we will focus on the things you can do leading up to your trip. With thoughtful planning and a few simple strategies, you can minimize jet lag and maximize your European adventure.