Following his enormously successful TV series and book, FRANCESCO S VENICE, Francesco da Mosta extends his exploration, this time taking in the whole country. He celbrates the art and beauty of Italy - its cathedrals, churches, palaces, opera houses, paintings, sculpture and music. This is a story of the Italy we all know and love, enhanced by the secret side of the country that only an insider can know about. RANCESCO S ITALY, like the series it accompanies, reveals the full glories of Renaissance Italy and the astonishing cultural diversity of a country that was only recently unified under one flag. ublihed in the same format and style of FRANCESCO S VENICE, and illustrated with John Parker s stunning photographs, this new book provides a detailed description of Francesco s cultural and artistic journey through Italy. Born into an old and distinguished family, with a Venetian father and a Sicilian mother, what better guide could there be than one who knows and loves this magnificent country?
Francesco da Mosto, the presenter of the BBC2 series that this book accompanies, is an architect, historian, film-maker 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. Francesco has also worked extensively in cinema and television since 1984. Apart from short spells in Rome, Paris and sailing in the Mediterranean, he has lived in Venice all his life. In 2006 Francesco presented the hugely popular series Francesco's Italy, and wrote the accompanying bestselling book.