In this episode we explore southern Italy where we encounter the breathtaking Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, caskets of eternal beauty. In the center is Naples, the capital of art and music. We will also experience Pompeii, where in 79 A.D. a volcanic eruption destroyed the populous, burying them under a thick layer of debris and mud which conserved them for 1600 years. We then explore the island of Capri with its sea stacks, the Blue Grotto, and the evocative Roman ruins of Tiberius’s villa which created the “myth of Capri” . In the 19th century this region drew artists, intellectuals, and rich industrialists from the North of Europe who built wonderful villas.
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.