Italy's Invisible Cities
Don’t miss Michael Scott’s new BBC One series, Italy’s Invisible Cities, with Alexander Armstrong, as they travel through Venice, Florence, and Naples. Using an arsenal of cutting-edge technology, including ultra-high definition 3D scans, underwater LiDAR, photo-real CGI and drone cameras, Alexander and Michael discover Italy’s hidden past in new vivid detail.
The mission – Michael is taking Alexander on a tour to get under the skin of these three cities, to find out what makes them tick, and how the bits you can’t see are crucial to their success.
To do so, they will have to snorkel, scuba dive, don hard hats and protective overalls, conquer fears of heights and enclosed spaces, face scorpions, walk on buried skeletons, face torture chambers and brutal public bloodletting, navigate the perilous roads of the Amalfi coast, as well as conquer Naples on a scooter.
This three part series will be aired on BBC One in 2017, starting on 4 January at 9:00pm. Don’t forget that you can download the programmes from I-Player.
Naples: the city whose motto is Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) - not least because it exists on top of a massive series of volcanoes and every day could be its last.
Venice: the city whose very existence is testament to human ingenuity – and where it is imperative that the secret of its survival remains hidden from view.
Florence: the city of beauty and Renaissance grandeur is unmasked to reveal the seething turmoil and competition that pushed it to outdo its rivals and its richest citizens to outdo one another.
The University have also published a press release on this series.
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