A Doug Jones Travelog The Magic of Venice
The Grand Canal - A Gondola Ride - St. Mark''s Square - The Basilica - The Campanile - The Doge''s Palace - The Treasury - Murano Glass Blowing - Art Restoration
Welcome to Venice!
Join Doug Jones, one of America''s premier travelog producers, on a journey to one of the most romantic cities of the world.
For 1,000 years, "the most serene republic" has delighted visitors. Art, literature, and creative thought flourished here while the rest of Europe plummeted into the dark ages. Its streets of water and palaces rising from the sea formed a center of creative thought that had never existed in the world before.
Today, Venice faces formidable challenges. This city, which has remained almost unchanged since the renaissance times, is being forced to cope with problems of pollution, overcrowding and art decay.
While the problems have by no means been conquered, there is a reason for hope. Much world attention has focused on Venice and in this travelog, Doug Jones shows you some of the interesting restoration projects that are underway as the city struggles not only to survive but preserve her glorious past.
See the grandeur of St. Mark''s Square, the Basilica, the Campanile, the bronze horses, the Doge''s Palace and magnificent mosaics and art. Ride a gondola past hundreds of palaces on the Grand Canal, visit Murano and watch glass being blown. The fishermen of Chiogga, the lace makers of Burano, the factories of Mestre, the markets in the piazzas all join together to form a rich tapestry of one of the world''s most beloved cities.