Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage: A Cultural Journey Through the Mediterranean from Venice to Istanbul by Francesco Da Mosto

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage: A Cultural Journey Through the Mediterranean from Venice to Istanbul by Francesco Da Mosto

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Venetian architect and historian Francesco da Mosto sets out from Venice to cross the Mediterranean to discover the cities and islands where Western civilization was born. Sailing in a nineteenth-century yawl, his journey starts in Venice and finishes in Istanbul. This book is suitable for fans of Francesco.

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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.

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SKU GOR001687858
Title Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage: A Cultural Journey Through the Mediterranean from Venice to Istanbul
Author By (author) Francesco Da Mosto
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 240
ISBN 10 1846073405
ISBN 13 9781846073403
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001687858
Title Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage: A Cultural Journey Through the Mediterranean from Venice to Istanbul
Author By (author) Francesco Da Mosto
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 240
ISBN 10 1846073405
ISBN 13 9781846073403
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No