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Arrivederci Venezia

Series following historian Francesco da Mosto as he crosses the Mediterranean Sea in a 19th-century clipper. In episode one, Francesco prepares for the journey.

Architect and historian Francesco da Mosto embarks on a journey to cross the Mediterranean Sea, retracing the trade routes of his ancestors in a clipper from the 19th century.

But before he leaves his home in Venice, there is research to do for the voyage and new skills to acquire - not least gaining the respect of the crew of the White Swan, with whom he will spend the next few months in cramped quarters and sometimes dangerous situations as he visits the greatest treasures of the Mediterranean.

Before he leaves, Francesco visits the Doge's Palace for reminders of the greatest age of Venice, when the city's empire stretched across the Mediterranean, and he marks the Redentore Festival, a fantastic night of Venetian celebrations and fireworks.

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 Jan 2020 19:30

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  • Tue 8 Jul 2008 20:30
  • Fri 11 Jul 2008 22:00
  • Sat 26 Jul 2008 02:35
  • Fri 5 Sep 2008 20:00
  • Sun 10 May 2009 19:00
  • Wed 7 Apr 2010 19:00
  • Sun 13 Jun 2010 16:30
  • Mon 21 Jun 2010 01:00
  • Sun 4 Jul 2010 19:30
  • Wed 13 Oct 2010 00:30
  • Fri 25 Mar 2011 22:30
  • Sun 27 Mar 2011 00:25
  • Thu 9 Jun 2011 22:00
  • Sun 12 Jun 2011 22:45
  • Mon 5 Dec 2011 18:30
  • Sat 30 Jun 2012 18:30
  • Fri 6 Jul 2012 18:30
  • Mon 20 Aug 2018 19:30
  • Mon 20 Jan 2020 19:30