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Francesco's Venice : Complete BBC Series [DVD]
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A breathtaking journey through the ages, telling the story of one of the world's most famous and beautiful cities. This lavish, landmark series explores how a place with no firm ground, no crops, no indigenous riches and no land army came to snatch success from the jaws of failure time and time again - right up to the present day. Step back in time to early Venice, recreated by the magic of CGI. See wooden houses on stilts replaced by the daring rebuild in stone and brick.
Witness the sacking of Constantinople and the Venice of Casanova, Napoleon, Byron and Mussolini. The stunning recreations and dramatisations in each episode are enriched by insights from charismatic aristocrat, architect and historian Francesco da Mosto. His family has lived in Venice for over a thousand years and, far from having that sinking feeling, he believes passionately in the future of this miraculous city...
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This DVD series (on 2 discs) is devoted to Venice, Francesco's birthplace and the city where he still lives. Apart from stunning photographic coverage of places and interiors, this series attempts to explain what it is like to be a Venetian, a world citizen, but forever bound to this gorgeous, unique sinking masterpiece. A fascinating visual presentation of history and art in a very friendly, companionable way. Francesco acts like a virtual friend taking us round to see the sights. I love these programs and have bought others featuring the same host.
This two disc history, as opposed to a travelogue, of Venice, OK has a little natural bias, but adds to the 'feel' that Venice generates. Francesco has a marvellous way of expressing what is before you and I love his plea to tourists at the end - to stay away from his beloved city! Having been in Venice this year (2016) for the carnival I can echo his thoughts. Aughh! But you can't stay away......
Luckily however the drunken camerawork doesn't happen very often. Francesco de Mosta concentrates instead on spinning a breathtaking story, culminating in a plea for his beloved city - swamped not by water, but by tourists as its native population dwindles in the 21st Century.
Of course the world have seen worse atrocities, but da Mosto mention this as a sad fact, but no blame. On the other hand, his love for Venice gives us a brilliant understanding of Venetian history, and the program is very entertaining, partly also because da Mosto's complete love and admiration for his city.
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