Francesco's Venice

  |  Buy to Own: 19/06/2006
  |  235 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Francesco's Venice Film Poster


This documentary series takes a look at the long and colourful history of one of the world's most remarkable cities, exploring how a place with no firm ground, no crops, no indigenous riches and no land army came to dominate maritime trade and industry in the 15th and 16th centuries. Stepping back in time to an early Venice recreated with CGI, the series explores the sacking of Constantinople and the Venice of Casanova, Napoleon, Byron and Mussolini. The 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.