In Venice, the city of canals, we begin with a boat ride on Lake Garda. We continue into the heart of the Veneto region with a look at Vincenza, and the spectacular Palladian villas. In Marostica we observe a chess game in period costume, then go on to the Naviglio of Brenta, with its villas overlooking the canal. Finally, we explore Venice and the islands of Murano and Burano.
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.