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Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy

Athena ; produced and directed by Christopher Bruce ; a WAG TV production for Five Programs
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Brian Sewell follows the footsteps of young 18th century British aristocrats undertaking a grand tour through Italy, exploring art, architecture, manners and mores with erudition and wit. He journeys through Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, Siena, and Milan showcasing cathedrals, palazzos, paintings and sculptures while giving insight into the travels and travails of tourists past.
Director
Christopher Bruce
Performers
Presented by Brian Sewell.
Release Date
2005
Run Time
386 min.
Language
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Notes
  • Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes, 2005-2006.
  • Bonus features: 16 page viewer's guide includes highlights, questions to consider, avenues for further learning, "The things they carried," and "From grand tour to gap year"; "Side trips: tour tidbits explained"; biographies of Brian Sewell and the grand tour artists; exclusive web extras.
Variant Title
Grand tour of Italy
Contents
  • v. 1 (113 min.). episode 1. Mont Cenis Pass, Turin, and Milan ; episode 2. Cremona, Parma, and Bologna ; episode 3. Florence
  • v. 2 (117 min.). episode 4. San Gimignano, Siena, Radicofani, and Orvieto ; episode 5. Rome ; episode 6. Naples and New Pompeii
  • v. 3 (78 min.). episode 7. Paestum, Todi, and Urbino ; episode 8. Rimini, Ferrara, and Mantua
  • v. 4 (78 min.). episode 9. Vicenza, Possagno, and Padua ; episode 10. Venice ; Bonus features.
ISBN
9781598282566, 1598282565, 0054961825691
Published
Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2009]
Publisher no.
AMP-8256 Acorn Media
Description
4 videodiscs (approximately 386 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + viewer's guide (16 pages : color illustrations)
DVD, 16:9 widescreen; Dolby digital stereo.
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