Italy's invisible cities. produced & directed by Lucy Swingler ; BBC Studios. [Episode 3], Florence /

Following the striking revelations of Rome's Invisible City, historian Dr. Michael Scott embarks on a new adventure to explore the hidden treasures of three more of Italy's astonishing cities - Naples, Venice and Florence - bringing a fascinating new insight into 2,000 years of history. Dr...

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Main Author: Swingler, Lucy, (Producer)
Format: Video
Language:English
Published: London, England : BBC Worldwide, 2017.
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Summary:Following the striking revelations of Rome's Invisible City, historian Dr. Michael Scott embarks on a new adventure to explore the hidden treasures of three more of Italy's astonishing cities - Naples, Venice and Florence - bringing a fascinating new insight into 2,000 years of history. Drawing on cutting-edge technology, including ultra-high-definition 3D scans, CGI and drone cameras, the series reveals the secret spaces of these extraordinary cities in vivid detail. Innovative new underwater scans of the Bay of Naples reveal the sunken world of a Roman holiday resort, submerged by ancient earthquakes, then it's on to Venice to explore what lies beneath its magnificent palazzos. In Florence, new 3D images of the great cathedral 'il Duomo' reveal the beauty and complexity of the pioneering engineering behind the world's biggest brick dome - a bold feat of ingenuity that defined the Renaissance. In the last episode, Alexander Armstrong and Dr. Michael Scott explore the romantic city of Florence. They reveal how its wonderful facades and artworks mask a hidden story of intrigue and secrecy, and one powerful dynasty was behind it all - the Medicis, godfathers of the Renaissance. Finally, the scanning team build a virtual reality 3D model to reveal how the city's secret corridors of power were the foundation of its Renaissance glory.
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Physical Description:1 online resource (52 minutes)
Playing Time:00:51:08