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Fascinating historical travelogue without the stuffiness
on 22 December 2016
Francesco da Mosto is the charming host of a number of TV programs exploring the ancient history of Italy and its artistic and cultural contribution throughout the ages. Without a TV, and not really missing it, we have the opportunity of collecting DVDs of the best programs and series and this is a big favourite, which we view every few months with undiminished enjoyment.
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.