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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.

Noto Sicily

The 8 Best Things to Do in Sicily with Kids 

We highlight 8 of the best things to do in Sicily with kids for the most spectacular family vacation in Italy.

Mt. Etna Sicily at dusk

When is the Best Time to Visit Sicily?

We explore the best time to visit Sicily with an overview of each month. For each season we also provide details of the weather and unique events.

Mt. Etna Sicily at dusk

The 9 Most Beautiful Places in Sicily

We take a look at the most beautiful places in Sicily that will take your breath away. From the prettiest cities in Sicily to the most idyllic islands.

The 9 Best Things to Do in Florence with Kids

We showcase 9 of the best things to do in Florence with kids for the perfect family vacation in Italy.

Ten incredible Italian inventions and discoveries that you wouldn’t expect.

The list of things we relate with Italy is very long - and tasty - but there are a few other things to thank Italy for!

Where to Stay in Venice: The Best Areas and Neighborhoods

If you’re planning a trip to Venice and can’t decide when to go, read on to discover what the different seasons of Venice can offer.

When is the Best Time to Visit Florence?

We highlight the best time to visit Florence for an unrivaled Italian vacation with a breakdown of the different tourist seasons.

When is the Best Time to Visit Venice?

If you’re planning a trip to Venice and can’t decide when to go, read on to discover what the different seasons of Venice can offer.

What to Do in Florence for 3 Days 

In this guide, we present a packed itinerary that will provide you with a perfect 3 days in Florence.