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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.

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.

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Unlocking the Secrets to Snagging the Best Airfare Deals to Europe

Embarking on a European adventure is an exciting prospect, and securing the best deal on your airfare is the first step in making your travel dreams a reality.

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The Best Foods in Sicily That You Need to Try

We showcase some of the best foods in Sicily, highlighting the best dishes, the best street food and the best desserts.

The 5 Best Day Trips from Florence 

In this guide, we showcase some of the best day trips from Florence that will be the perfect addition to your Italian itinerary.

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The 9 Best Festivals and Events in Rome

In this guide, we highlight the top 9 festivals in Rome that occur throughout the year that will ensure you have a monumental experience.

The 9 Best Places to Visit in Sicily

In this article, we highlight 9 of the best places to visit in Sicily that will make your trip to the largest Italian island truly sensational.

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Traveling Solo – You’re not alone

A solo journey to Italy is more than a vacation. It's a voyage into the heart of culture, self-discovery, and unforgettable experiences.


Discover the Highlights and Charm of Italy and Western Europe: Why Early Planning is Essential

Embarking on a journey to Italy or Western Europe is not just a vacation—it’s a foray into a world rich in history, culture, and unparalleled beauty.