We uncover the Tuscany region, the cradle of the Italian language and culture. In the heart of Tuscany lies Siena, rival sister city of Florence, known for its red buildings that are the color of earth. From Siena, we discover the village-fortress of Monteriggioni before crossing Chianti and other wine producing areas in Florence, the art capital of the world. We conclude our exploration with a look at Pisa, the city of the Leaning Tower, Lucca with its perfectly preserved city walls and the Italian Alps.
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.