Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage
A Cultural Journey Through the Mediterranean from Venice to Istanbul
By (author) Francesco Da Mosto
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Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage by Francesco Da Mosto
Book DescriptionVenetian architect and historian Francesco da Mosto sets out from Venice to cross the Mediterranean - 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 yawl, his journey starts in Venice and finishes in Istanbul. Along the way he takes in spectacular ruins, like the Acropolis in Athens and the Lycian Tombs 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 readers on a thrilling cultural odyssey. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book will be a must for fans of Francesco everywhere.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846073403
(284mm x 260mm x 23mm)
Imprint: BBC Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Francesco Da Mosto
Francesco's Kitchen, Hardback (October 2007)
Shows us how to prepare 150 Venetian recipes ranging from Antipasti, sauces, soups and fish, to meats, pasta and puddings. The author demonstrates how Venetian food is a fusion of ingredients brought together over centuries as merchants and traders travelled the Mediterranean. Each chapter is introduced with the history and origins of the recipes.
Francesco's Venice, Paperback (February 2007)
Presents the story of the life of Venice. This book explores Venice's remarkable history, from the 5th century when the first settlers retreated to the safety of the lagoon and began to create their homes on its tiny islands, through its glorious years as a successful maritime nation, adept at trade, to the fragile city of the 21st century.
Francesco's Italy, Hardback (June 2006)» View all books by Francesco Da Mosto
Discusses Italian culture. This book celebrates the art and beauty of Italy - its cathedrals, churches, palaces, opera houses, paintings, sculpture and music.
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Author Biography - Francesco Da Mosto
Francesco da Mosto has presented the hugely popular BBC2 series Francesco's Venice and Francesco's Italy, and written the accompanying bestselling books. He is an architect, historian and Venetian citizen. His busy studio in Venice has designed and supervised many restoration projects, as well as participating in local and international design competitions. A keen sailor and a descendant of the explorer who discovered the Cape Verde islands off the coast of Africa, Francesco spent twomonths navigating the Mediterranean for his latest book and the accompanying television series.
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