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Francesco's Mediterranean voyage

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Venetian architect and historian Francesco da Mosto sets out from Venice to cross the Mediterranean - following in the wake of his ancestor, the explorer Alvise da Mosto - to discover the cities and islands where Western civilization was born. Sailing in a late nineteenth-century yawl, his journey starts in Venice and finishes in Istanbul. Along the way he takes in spectacular ruins, like the Acropolis in Athens and the Lycian Tombs in Turkey; sacred sites like the monasteries of Mount Athos and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul; and beautiful Dubrovnik (destroyed and rebuilt in the last decade). Ancient history and bygone legends intertwine as Francesco visits these wonderful ancient sites, bringing the past vividly to life, and taking readers on a thrilling cultural odyssey. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book will be a must for fans of Francesco everywhere.

Large format hardback with illustrated dj and endpapers.

Internally clean and unmarked.

Signed by the author. Dedication to previous owner on the back of the fep (not written by the author).

Item details

PLU:
0
Added value:
Signed by the Author
Author(s):
da Mosto, Francesco
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1846073405
ISBN-13:
9781846073403
Publisher:
BBC
Title:
Francesco's Mediterranean Vogage

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Venetian architect and historian Francesco da Mosto sets out from Venice to cross the Mediterranean - following in the wake of his ancestor, the explorer Alvise da Mosto - to discover the cities and islands where Western civilization was born. Sailing in a late nineteenth-century yawl, his journey starts in Venice and finishes in Istanbul. Along the way he takes in spectacular ruins, like the Acropolis in Athens and the Lycian Tombs in Turkey; sacred sites like the monasteries of Mount Athos and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul; and beautiful Dubrovnik (destroyed and rebuilt in the last decade). Ancient history and bygone legends intertwine as Francesco visits these wonderful ancient sites, bringing the past vividly to life, and taking readers on a thrilling cultural odyssey. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book will be a must for fans of Francesco everywhere.

Large format hardback with illustrated dj and endpapers.

Internally clean and unmarked.

Signed by the author. Dedication to previous owner on the back of the fep (not written by the author).

PLU:
0
Added value:
Signed by the Author
Author(s):
da Mosto, Francesco
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1846073405
ISBN-13:
9781846073403
Publisher:
BBC
Title:
Francesco's Mediterranean Vogage

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