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About me

Hi and welcome to my internet portal.
I was born and lived in Tuscany for many years before moving to England back in the distant 80's when my English mother decided she was missing the British weather and wanted to return to her roots, London.
After gaining a Diploma in Travel and Tourism and whilst working for the Italian Tourist board in the West End of London, I noticed a small classified in the "Situations Vacant" of a local paper. The position was for a bilingual administrator, able to speak Italian and French, to join a rapidly expanding shipping company in Dorset.
This turned out to be Alan Franklin Transport. Together with the likes of Hedley's Humpers, Cadogan Tate and Air Sea Packing, one of the few transporters specialising in the carriage of works of art and antiques.
Starting off as the "tea boy" I soon rose through the ranks and was given the responsibility of co-ordinating and running the Italian side of the operation, including administering and attending Mercanteinfiera, the big international antique fair in Parma.

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Alan Franklin

"I have personally known Marco since 1999 and I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable in his chosen field.


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Ann, Dallas, USA

"Marco has been invaluable in helping me with my last 7 buying trips to Europe with and without clients.


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Galleries from my Italian Antique Tours

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Telephone. 07766 554944
Location. 22 Arcadia Avenue, Bournemouth
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