Exploring Italy: A Journey to Remember

Written by Rem Malloy, since 1995 Rem has been guiding and designing trips to Italy and all of Western Europe and is considered an expert in his field for over 30 years.

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Exploring Italy

There is nothing quite like exploring Italy to bring out the adventurer in all of us. Whether you are a history buff, a food enthusiast, an art lover, or are seeking new experiences, Italy offers something for everyone. When considering your next travel destination, Italy4Real offers the ultimate travel experience! Northern or Southern Italy, we can help arrange the perfect itinerary.  


Italy boasts a rich historical heritage that dates back to the Roman Empire and beyond. From the iconic Colosseum in Rome to the ruins of Pompeii, buried under volcanic ash by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD, you will be immersed in a captivating journey through time. You will marvel at the architectural wonders of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and explore the enchanting canals of Venice, a city unlike any other. Italy’s cities and towns exude history, culture and awe-inspiring sights around every turn. If you want to experience this first hand, Italy4Real offers several tour options for exploring Italy that you can add to your trip.


Italy is a treasure trove of artistic masterpieces that have shaped human history, and the sheer artistic brilliance will captivate you!. The world-renowned Vatican Museums of Rome house the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring frescoes. The Uffizi Gallery in Florence showcases works by Botticelli, Raphael, and notably daVinci’s iconic statue of David. In the historic city of Milan, daVinci’s mural, “The Last Supper”, is awe inspiring and will leave you with memories for a lifetime. Reach out to learn about how Italy4Real can help set up guided private or small group tours and “skip the line” tickets for many of these museums. 


Exploring Italy wouldn’t be complete without indulging in its culinary delights! Italian cuisine is renowned worldwide for its simplicity, quality ingredients, and distinct regional flavors. Savor mouthwatering pasta dishes, indulge in authentic Neapolitan pizza, and sample the finest gelato. From the street-side trattorias to Michelin-starred restaurants, Italy is a gastronomic paradise that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight. Don’t forget to pair your meals with exquisite Italian wines, as each region boasts its own vineyards and varietals. Want to experience more of this? Italy4Real offers several wine and food experiences that you can include in your itinerary! 


Italy’s diverse geography offers a stunning variety of landscapes. Picture yourself cruising along the Amalfi Coast, where dramatic cliffs meet the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Explore the picturesque lakes of Como, Garda, and Maggiore, surrounded by majestic mountains. Another sight to behold is the iconic Tuscan countryside, with rolling hills, vineyards, and cypress-lined roads. Italy’s natural beauty is sure to leave you in awe and provide countless opportunities for outdoor adventures. No matter where you choose in Italy, we can provide custom tour experiences that will leave you with a lifetime of memories! 


The Italians are renowned for their warm hospitality and zest for life. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture as you stroll through lively markets, participate in lively festivals, or simply engage in a friendly conversation with the locals. Italians take great pride in their traditions, and you will have the chance to witness age-old customs that have been passed down through generations. Connecting with the local culture and customs is one of our favorite ways to introduce visitors to this beautiful country. Join us on a private guided or custom tour experience of Italy from a local perspective. 

Italy is a country with something for everyone. The art and statues of Florence, the fountains and sights of ancient Rome and the Vatican, the food of Bologna. The shopping of Milan, wine of Tuscany, ruins of Pompeii and the amazing coastlines. Beautiful lakes, stunning mountains and all things in between. Whether you are on a food and wine journey or are seeking to learn more about the history and archeology, Italy has it all. Start planning your Italian adventure today and prepare an unforgettable experience. 

Booking now for 2024 small group tours and luxury trips to Italy and Western Europe! Contact us to learn how we can help design your custom itinerary.

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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