Francesco da Mosto presents a series telling the story of the birth of Venice, one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, looking at how a city of palaces, gold and jewels, art and treasures arose out of the swamp of a malaria-ridden lagoon. In this edition, Da Mosto reveals a secret history of violence, torture, political intrigue and revenge via the stunning interiors of the Doge's Palace, the Basilica of St Mark, the Ca da Mosto, the Ca D'Oro and the first low-level aeriel shots of the city in years.
Documentary series telling the story of the birth of Venice, one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, presented by Francesco da Mosto. The golden age of architecture arrived and stone and marble palaces replaced wooden houses as artists like Titian and Palladio transformed the look and reputation of Venice. But a calamity lurked just around the corner - plague.
Documentary series telling the story of Venice, presented by Francesco da Mosto. He moves on to its most outrageous period of partying and licentiousness - the age of Casanova and the courtesan, when Venice was the red-light district of Europe and attracted rich and hopeful dandies from across the continent. But storm clouds lay on the horizon when Napoleon Bonaparte saw Venice as rich pickings with which to fund his revolution.
Documentary series telling the story of Venice, presented by Francesco da Mosto. He moves towards the present day and the problems of the sinking city, for which he partly blames the tourist industry originally inspired by those such as Byron. Francesco was a young boy during the great flood of 1966 and he looks at ways the future of Venice can be safeguarded in the future.