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Smart Tours in Italy is a cruise enthusiast's delight. Dedicated to shore excursions to all of the major ports with itineraries to make your dreams of Italy come true.
Imagine as you step of the pier from your cruise and there waiting for you is a comfortable, affordable, air conditioned luxury vehicle to whisk you into Florence, Rome, or Tuscany to enjoy a day sipping wine, enjoying the sights, or the wonderful Italian countryside all to have you back in time and in comfort to
Join Richard Bowen of Context Travel and I as we discuss the impact of WWII on Italy and how the Monuments Men of the Allied forces and the Italian citizens saved their art for the world.
I read Robert Edsel's wonderful book Saving Italy about the Monuments Men and was inspired to dig deeper into a part of Italy's history that I've largely ignored. I guess the snob of Ancient Rome, Medieval, and Renaissance Italy got the best of me for many years...until now.
This is a fascinating subject that includes the near loss of Da Vinci's Last Supper, the loss of the complete collections of many of the museums throughout Italy, and how the Monuments Men worked day and night to protect, preserve, recover, and replace many of the world's most famous art, manuscripts, and architecture.
Be on the look out for the soon to be released movie starring George Clooney and Matt Damon as I'm sure, as much as you might like my show their star power slightly out powers mine. Also read Saving Italy, and visit http://www.monumentsmenfoundation.org/
Visit Contexttravel.com and set up a custom Rome tour focused on WWII.
Many more WWII segments to follow.
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Enjoy the Grand Tour with Scot Raynor and Wes Davenport of Insightful Travel & Tours. As they lead the way on your tour you'll enjoy their small group tours as a local to find and enjoy a real experience in Italy.
They say it best with their three A's of a good visit to Italy. Affordable, Authentic, and Awe Inspiring.
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