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Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 1: Arrivederci Venezia

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series following historian Francesco da Mosto as he crosses the Mediterranean Sea in a 19th-century clipper. In episode one, Francesco prepares for the journey. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 2: Istria and Split

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Francesco da Mosto heads down the Croatian coast, visiting the amphitheatre and Temple of Augustus in Pula, an isolated lighthouse in Porer and the city of Split. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 10 hours, 28 minutes

Francesco da Mosto reaches Istanbul, the final stop of his marathon voyage, where he explores the Palace of Topkapi, huge underground cisterns and the Grand Bazaar. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 11: The Dardanelles

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 9 hours, 58 minutes

Francesco da Mosto makes stops at the haunting beaches of Gallipoli, visits a mosque in the city of Edirne, and drops in on Bursa, the birthplace of the doner kebab. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 3: Bosnia and Dubrovnik

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Francesco da Mosto continues his journey, visiting Medugorje, where locals claim to have seen the Virgin Mary, the island of Hvar and medieval Dubrovnik. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 4: Montenegro and Albania

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Francesco da Mosto sails into the Bay of Kotor where Venetian sailors knew they were leaving safe waters for the dangers of pirates. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 6: The Gulf of Corinth

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Francesco da Mosto continues his voyage from Venice to Istanbul, visiting Mount Parnassus, the site of the Delphic Oracle and meets Nana Mouskouri in Athens. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 7: The Peloponnese

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Francesco da Mosto journeys across the Mediterranean. He visits the Greek wild west, sampling the ancient theatre at Epidaurus and a tiny cave-like church. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 8: The Cyclades

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Francesco da Mosto continues his sea tour around the Mediterranean from Venice to Istanbul by visiting the magical, mystical Greek islands known as the Cyclades. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 5: Corfu and Greece

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Francesco da Mosto meets David Bellamy in Corfu who tells him about the island's animal life, visits the town of Ioannina and views medieval frescoes in Meteora. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Francesco da Mosto continues his tour of the Mediterranean. He visits the beautiful island of Spinalonga and is invited to a Cretan wedding - for which he must cook. Show more

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage

Episode 10: The Dodecanese

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Francesco da Mosto approaches the Dodecanese. He explores the Dalyan Tombs on the Turquoise Coast, and the island of Leros, ravaged by Mussolini. Show more