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A personable review of historical Venice
on 9 June 2011
What a charming way to see Venice, with Francesco Da Mosto (thank you BBC), who understandably is proud of and loves his country. I preferred the first two of the four discs because they tell of pre-18th century Republic of Venice and its Doges. As discs three and four bring us up to date I lost interest a little, but never with Francesco and not with the visual beauty of Venice itself. Throughout we are reminded of famous Venetians such as Canaletto, Vivaldi and Canova, and the infamous Casanova. Although not as polished and succinct as some series, this is an interesting and watchable series made more so by its unique Venetian presenter.