NASA, Galileo Galilei…and Artviva

It is well-known that Italy is breathtakingly stunning.  From the wine region in Tuscany, the fabulous Florence finesse, the enchanting canals of Venice, the romantic Roman ruins, the cluster of the stunning villages comprising the Cinque Terre and beyond, Italy is gorgeous.   But there is yet another angle to Italy’s beauty.   Colin Maybury, […]

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Searching for a lost masterpiece: The Da Vinci Code Art Sleuth

Think of Florence and your mind is flooded with thoughts of Renaissance art, delicious gastronomic delicacies, artisan crafts, and spectacular architecture. A neutron beam scanner and a gamma-ray camera will probably not entre into your thoughts of Florence ? or of anything else for most of us! However, for one man, these devices hold the […]

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Why you should know about ASTA

ASTA stands for the American Society of Travel Agents, and is the world’s largest association of travel professionals. The aim of the association is to ensure quality standards in travel ‘through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism’. It was founded in 1931, originally as American Steamship and Tourist Agents’ Association. Whilst steamships […]

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