Italy is the home of the former High Roman Empire and cradle of Western civilization. When discovering and visiting the great marvels of Italy, there is one place that is most favored and cannot be substituted: Rome, the Eternal City. In Rome we will see the Coliseum and the Basilica of Saint Peter’s, the center of Christianity. Among the stunning works of art are the famous Michelangelo’s Pieta and the Trevi Fountain. We will also take a look at the Piazza di Spagna with the Spanish Steps up to the church of Trinita de Monti, and the EUR with its modern monuments.
WORLD ODYSSEYS, presented by the Istituto Geografico De Agostini, is a resource rich in cultural and geographical information. We journey through great natural landscapes and see the places where art and history have left their marks. Through these adventures, we explore the history and archaeology of the fascinating cultures of these distant lands. We'll be in touch with the people living there. We'll hear the sounds of their lives and traditions, of their festivals and folklore. We'll discover their arts and crafts, and reveal their legends and secrets.
It took two years and several camera crews to complete the production of this outstanding series. For each episode, the Steadycam, the Wescam Helicopter camera stabilizing system, and other state-of-the-art equipment was employed to achieve the high production values required by the Instituto Geografico De Agostini. At the beginning of each sequence, WORLD ODYSSEYS helps the viewer become oriented to the region using maps and computer graphics. These elements, combined with truly unique and exciting editing create the arresting visual style of WORLD ODYSSEYS.