Francesco’s Mediterranean Voyage

ARTS CHANNEL – Fridays from 8 October, 7.30pm

Stunning high-end travel series mixing the arts with real adventure. Acclaimed art historian Francesco da Mosto (Francesco’s Venice, Francesco’s Italy) sets off aboard antique ship The Black Swan to sail from Venice to Istanbul. His mission: to see the great sites of the Mediterranean and to discover what is left of Venice’s once vast empire. Shot in HD, the programme visits the great cities, fortresses, churches, palaces and peoples that line the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean once under Venetian control. Guided by our charming expert, viewers will be taken down the coast of the Adriatic, curve through the Corinth Canal between Athens and the Peloponnese, then cross the Aegean and the reek islands. We then sail into the Sea of Marmara for a final dash to Istanbul. This spectacular series takes in some of mankind’s greatest achievements and is packed with great art and architecture as well as the thrill of life at sea.

THE LIVING CHANNEL – Sundays from 05 October, 10.30pm

Acclaimed art historian Francesco da Mosto sets off aboard antique ship The Black Swan to sail from Venice to Istanbul. His mission: to see the great sites of the Mediterranean and to discover what is left of Venice’s once vast empire. The series visits the great cities, fortresses, churches, palaces and people that line the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean once under Venetian control. Guided by our charming expert, viewers will be taken down the coast of the Adriatic, curve through the Corinth Canal between Athens and the Peloponnese, then cross the Aegean and the Greek islands. We then sail into the Sea of Marmara for a final dash to Istanbul. The journey takes in some of mankind’s greatest achievements and is packed with great art and architecture, as well as experiencing the thrill of life at sea.