Top to toe is a fourpart bbc television series hosted by francesco da mosto and originally. He presented the three bbc 2 series francesco s venice 2004 and francesco s italy. The series follows da mosto as he explores the history of venice, beginning with its creation in the 5th century and concluding in the modern era. The heart of italy 34 francesco discovers why rome is the eternal city and goes head to head with mussolini. The film had its world premiere at the 2014 sundance film festival on 20 january 2014. Im looking at doing italy from top to toe seeing as much as i can visiting venice, rome, pisa, florence, pompeii, capri, sorrento and making my way to mt etna sicily, i have been looking into the coach tours from travelsphere and newmarket, but. Two programmes covering the same content but two very different personalities. That would be an amazing collaboration between antonia sautter and francesco should they want to do that project. Una azienda non in crisi come tante nel nostro paese, ma che hanno deciso lo stesso di chiudere, lasciando tutti i dipendenti senza lavoro. Apparently francesco da mosto is following up his bbc2 series on venice with a new series of 4 x 1 hour shows under the title francescos italy.
Top rated shows most popular shows browse tv shows by genre tv news india tv spotlight. Francescos italy top to toe episode 2 part 1 youtube. Small world, were just taking a break for a few minutes from watching francesco da mostos series italy top to toe which starts in venice where hes visiting. He gets romantic in verona, witnesses the birth of western art and has a makeover from giorgio armani. We found subtitles for the program the romantic north. A personal journey through italian culture past and present. Children ages 8 through 12 enjoy a guided tour of italy. On this incredible adventure we travel its length, taking in iconic sights such as venice, the leaning tower of. Top to toe in the series, da mosto drives his alfa romeo spider the length of italy, from north to south, exploring the architecture and traditions in different regions. The boot shape of italy dips its toe into the mediterranean sea at the southern tip, has snow capped alps at its northern end, and rolling hills, pristine beaches and bustling cities in between. For all the serious reading aficionados, reading can never be complete without having read a dante, petrarch or boccaccio. Francescos italy by francesco da mosto books the guardian.
Booking this tour through unwind worldwide is always cheaper than booking direct. The book on italy should be accompanied with the dvd italy top to toe. As i said in an earlier post we are booked to go in october. From its ancient and classical cities to its hillside villages and dramatic coastline, italy offers something for all visitors. Top to toe and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much more at. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl. Why in the world has this dvd set not been released for u. Start this incredible journey with a tour of the extraordinary floating city of venice. The romantic northhe gets romantic in juliets home town of verona. Explore italy holidays and discover the best time and places to visit.
In the series, da mosto drives his alfa romeo spider the length of italy, from north to south, exploring the architecture and traditions in. On this incredible adventure we travel its length, taking in iconic sights such as venice, the leaning tower of pisa, pompeii, and taormina, including the spectacular teatro greco. Francesco da mosto is by turns informative, enthusiastic, ebullient and reverent. A spectacular journey with the ages, informing the tale of one of the globes most renowned as well as lovely cities. Francesco s italy top to toe 2006 the heart of italy was released on.
What large island lies at the toe of italy answers. This along with med voyage and venice, forms a trio of the most interesting books on italy. Francesco da mosto was meeting the best friend of his motherinlaw perhaps ill just turn off now, i do have to work in the morning after all, thought i. Top to toe i was just sorry to see it end at the last episode, because i was ready to watch more on italy. Bbc television series hosted by francesco da mosto. For the rest, rack not your brains for these are classic italian writers whose contribution to italian. List of famous italian writers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history. This is the first episode of the series francescos italy. Travelsphere top to toe of italy italy message board. In this superbly illustrated book francesco invites us into his familys kitchen in his 16thcentury palazzo in the heart of the city where he acts as the perfect guide to the unique culinary character of. All i can think of now is francesco and il ballo del doge. Both were fairly superficial in their approach to anything of interest yet showed off the scenery rather well during their respective car journeys. Top to toe was a fourpart bbc television series hosted by francesco da mosto and originally shown on bbc2 from 18 june to 2 july 2006. The coverage of different parts of italy, with explanations on the culture, art and life in those parts was very enlightening.
Francescos italy top to toe episode 4 part 1 youtube. We are planning a 2week trip in venice and ending at lake como and then milan. We regularly watch samantha brown, rick steves, and even globe trekker, however, francesco outdoes them all. We catch up with karen whitney, one half of our grey gappers, as they travel from sicily to mainland italy. From the snowcapped mountains and deep blue water of lake maggiore to the towering duomo, italy is a delight to the senses and a catalyst to the imagination. Italy top to toe holiday travel message board tripadvisor. Francesco da mosto is an italian architect, author, historian, film maker and television presenter. Jun 08, 2006 having travelled extensively all his life, francesco da mosto, author of the bestselling francesco s venice, has always been fascinated by the differences in language, traditions, cuisine, art, architecture and landscape of each region of his country, despite their proximity to each other. In fact affer watching the video i felt enriched and look forward to visiting some of the other parts of italy shown. We had decided to extend our stay in sicily by a day, for the simple reason that the tuesday was to be a brighter, sunnier day and the view from castlemola was said to have spectacular views of mt etna.
Francesco da mosto travels the length and breadth of italy. Travel through tuscanys beautiful countryside to the spa town of montecatini terme. Touring italy by car italy is a dream holiday destination and an iconic country of europe. I have plenty of information on both ends, but would like to find a guidebook or two to cover the middle. Is francescos italy top to toe available on dvd answers. Buy francescos italy 01 by francesco da mosto isbn. Travelling via the fantastic water gardens of villa deste and the royal seat of the bourbon dynasty, he arrives in naples. To end his journey, he visits the south and sicily, home of his mothers family for over 500 years. Francesco da mosto, maggie smith, andrea carnevali, andrea illescas, jonty claypole, basil comely. Just wanted to thank the forum contributors who in the past have recommended viewing the bbc production francesco s venice i found it on you tube it is brilliant very easy to watch and very informative.
We offer a concrete answer to those who would like to import books published in italy, to satisfy their customers requests, or to expand the range of their products. Discover italy in its full splendour on this grand tour, covering the distance from venice in the north, through emilia romagna and tuscany to southern italy, taking a short boat crossing over to the island of sicily. Episode and series guides for francesco s italy top to toe. Top to toe is a fourpart bbc television series hosted by francesco da mosto and originally shown on bbc two from 11 june to 2 july 2006. On this tour of rome, venice, florence, and lake maggiore, youll experience italys greatest architectural and natural wonders. This series was rebroadcast by the travel channel in january 2007 and repeated on. He has also published a book entitled francescos kitchen.
New book from francesco da mosto venice forum tripadvisor. It is the sequel of winterbottoms tv series the trip, and similarly stars steve coogan and rob brydon as fictionalized versions of themselves. Download subtitles for a british love affair francesco learns how to be a courtier in urbino and goes grape harvesting in chianti. Its wonderful, its incredible, and its why italy remains one of the most popular destinations on the planetbut its not going to help you plan your trip. A personal journey through italian culture past and present da mosto, francesco, parker, john on. He portrays a country he loves in a most delightful and insightful manner. Francescos venice, francescos italy from top to toe and francescos mediterranean voyage, with accompanying books to the series. Francescos italy top to toe series and episode guides. World of books sells used books online to over 190 countries worldwide. Francesco da mosto enters tuscany and umbria to look at the long love affair that britain has had with the area. Francesco has shown such amazing places so far and it has made me want to see. It makes me feel like a foreigner in my own country.
Top to toe i have been watching this series on the travel channel and really like it. We should all write letters so we can see the venice series. Francescos italy top to toe episode 4 part 2 duration. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Italy from tip to toe is the best travel program that i have ever seen. Travel documentary hosted by francesco da mosto, published by bbc in 2006 english narration cover informationfrancesco da mosto sets off to travel the length and breadth of italy in a classic alfa romeo duetto spider. Last summer my family and i began an italian journey similar to francescos. Available now 0 next on 0 the land of my mother 44 francesco da mosto visits the south and sicily, home of his mothers family. Sit back and enjoy the ride, as architect, historian, and filmmaker francesco da mosto drives his alfa romeo spider the length of italy, from north to south, celebrating the art and beauty of the country. Francescos italy top to toe dvd, 2008, 2disc set for. Francesco da mosto takes us on a sweeping tour of the art, history and beauty of italy. Francesco s italy top to toe 2006 land of my mother was released on. He discovers why rome is the eternal city and goes head to head with mussolini. Francesco has shown such amazing places so far and it. Delightful, as im sure you can imagine, although were my blurry eyes deceiving me. Francescos italy top to toe dvd, 2010, 2disc set for. It may not have romes ruins or venices romance, but italys sexy and chic economic heart still satisfies any tourists cravings.
How does the seating on the coach work if you dont mind me asking,is it first come first served or are. Jan 14, 2014 with a great book on italy, you can experience the countrys sights, sounds food and culture of italy right from your own home. Having watched it just before our own journey through italy we found ourselves appreciating francescos portrayal of the places and people even more. In 2006 italian architect francesco da mosto hosted a bbc series in which he traveled his whole country from top to toe. Francesco da mosto takes us through italy and shows us the countryside, townsfood and customs. A repeated series about an italian driving top to toe across italy. Find out when francesco s italy top to toe is on tv, including series 1episode 3. Francescos italy top to toe episode 1 full youtube. Ill send off an email tonight asking for the venice series. Francesco s venice is a fourpart bbc television documentary series hosted by francesco da mosto and first broadcast on bbc2 in 2004. On the website it lists heart of italy airing at 2am etpt on 31 and then the looks like the end, no more repeats. With our long experience, you will find that we can provide a quality and courteous service, unique in the book trade.
This lavish, landmark collection checks out how a location with no company ground, no plants, no native treasures and also no land military concerned nab success from the jaws of failure over and over again best approximately today day. We began in milan, then venice, then we traveled all the way to sicily. The trip to italy is a 2014 british comedy film written and directed by michael winterbottom. Click here and start watching the full episode in seconds. Top to toe episode 1 the romantic north on vimeo join. We found subtitles for the program the land of my mother. You probably have only 1 or 2 precious weeks of vacation time, and i suspect you have your own ideas about how to spend it. Im using this book in conjunction with rick steves book as ricks book contains detailed logistics, but frommers is a great book for originally determining where i want to go, knowing nothing about italy.
Guide book for northern italy italy forum tripadvisor. For details of the additional savings we can offer please contact our reservations team today or visit our tour rewards page here. Posted by patrick, arkansas jonesboro, arkansas, usa on 071908 03. In the series, da mosto drives his alfa romeo spider the length of italy, from north to south, exploring the architecture and traditions in different regions. We have since booked the side trips also which were a little more expensive than we had anticipated,but as we may never get the chance again so we thought it best to do them now. Discover highlights including st marks square and the rialto bridge before heading to bologna. Videos of italy by an italian episodes 1 and 2 jump to bottom. Francesco da mosto follows his bestselling books on venice and italy with his personal quest for the authentic flavours and food of venice. Top to toe 2006 where he explored the country in his alfa romeo spider and francesco s mediterranean voyage filmed 2007, broadcast 2008 which sees him traveling from his home in venice to istanbul, visiting cities including split, mostar, dubrovnik and many. I had to give it back when we finished filming, he says wistfully. Tvguide has every full episode so you can stayuptodate and watch your favorite show francesco s italy.
I bought from amazon a panasonic multi region dvd player that plays all of my foreign region dvds perfectly. Quite a quality book, well bound, well written and fascinating. Francesco da mosto gets romantic in juliets home town of verona, witnesses the birth of western art, has a fashion makeover from giorgio. Francescos italy top to toe episode 2 part 1 duration. I was born in venice but for the last four generations the da mostos have taken their brides from elsewhere. This is the first episode of the series francesco s italy.237 712 756 1348 944 612 361 1254 1207 873 1020 1408 447 86 135 326 32 69 1146 1418 1392 706 374 976 1024 744 211 270 533 958 221 1421 1022 3 689 1152