Venetian architect and historian Francesco da Mosto sets out from Venice to cross the Mediterranean sea - following in the wake of his ancestor, the explorer Alvise da Mosto - to discover the cities and islands where Western civilization was born. Sailing in a late nineteenth-century schooner, his journey starts in Venice and finishes in Istanbul. Along the way he takes in spectacular ruins, like the Acropolis in Athens and the Roman city of Ephesus in Turkey; sacred sites like the monasteries of Mount Athos and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul; and beautiful Dubrovnik (destroyed and rebuilt in the last decade). Ancient history and bygone legends intertwine as Francesco visits these wonderful ancient sites, bringing the past vividly to life, and taking viewer on a thrilling cultural odyssey.
Venetian architect and historian Francesco da Mosto sets out from Venice to cross the Mediterranean sea
Francesco, Venice, Venetian architect, historian, Mediterranean
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“This was absolutely compelling viewing from the very first episode one of the very best programmes i have witnessed on t v in many a year.I am a great lover of Greece ”
From: Joe Hodgkinson
“As with all Francesco's projects, his "Mediterranean Voyage" is simply a joy to watch. His quirky, heartfelt style of presentation is like taking a journey with an old friend, and the beautifully filmed Mediterranean scenery is a wonderful backdrop to the glorious Black Swan. (And, if I'm totally honest, one glimpse of the gorgeous Captain Giulio and I was hooked!) ”
From: K Lafferty
“What an excellent series. Not just a fly on the wall. It is totally absorbing with history from an ancestor's view. How history re writes itself due to un foreseen circumstances. The trip is absolutley stunning showing areas in countries that tourists would probably not venture to, but that are so steeped in history that it is unreal.Commendations to the camera crew aswell - first class filming.”