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Francesco's Venice

Episode 3: Sex

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series telling the story of Venice. This episode looks at the decadent age of Casanova and the courtesan, when Venice was the red-light district of Europe. Show more

Francesco's Venice

Episode 4: Death

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Francesco da Mosto moves towards the present day and the problems of the sinking city, for which he partly blames the tourist industry inspired by the likes of Byron. Show more

Francesco's Venice

Episode 2: Beauty

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series telling the story of the birth of Venice. The golden age of architecture arrived and stone and marble palaces replaced wooden houses. Show more

Francesco's Venice

Episode 1: Blood

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series telling the story of the birth of Venice. In this edition, Francesco da Mosto reveals a secret history of violence, torture, political intrigue and revenge. Show more