Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with approximately 370,000 inhabitants, expanding to over 1.5 million in the metropolitan area. Florence is famous for its history. A center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages.
Award-winning travel filmmaker Steve McCurdy shares his lifelong love of Italy in three mesmerizing programs that indelibly capture the true heart and authentic character of a nation. Italy, one of the world’s four most popular places to visit, comes alive as never before with glorious images, warm and witty commentary, evocative original music, and people who share their histories and hospitality. A Year in Italy is a uniquely enchanting box set that will be treasured for years to come.
Disc 1: My Private Italy – This intimate program celebrates the Italy that can only be experienced by venturing off the beaten path. From lovely hilltop villages undiscovered by tourists to a national archive for home movies, My Private Italy visits memorable places that reveal Italy’s rich history, diverse culture, and the warmth of its people. Bringing Home Sardinia – Steve McCurdy captures memories of Sardinia that will last a lifetime. The sights, sounds, music, and culture etch a vivid portrait of this rapturously beautiful island off the western coast of Italy. Luminaries such as internationally renowned jazz musician Enzo Favata and beloved comic Benito Urgo are just two of the distinctive voices featured in this lively program.
Disc 2: Postcards from Italy – Filmed in Sicily, Matera, Irsina, Naples, the island of Procida, Gubbio, Spoleto, Siena, and Rome, Postcards from Italy is truly a special delivery that preserves the uniquely Italian way of life as reflected in its cultural traditions and heard in the stories of its people.
A video made from footage I shot while visiting Venice. This city has a unique atmosphere of romance, relaxation side by side with daily hustle and bustle of tourism. Being there, I felt engulfed in the warmth of the sunlight and the mist of the sea winds.
Panasonic HVX200, Brevis 35mm Adapter, Ricoh GX with wide angle lens adapter, Final Cut Pro, Apple Color. Adobe Photoshop for credits and text.
There wasn’t anything special I had to do as the city was so beautiful that I could almost close my eyes and turn my camera on to get great images.
Music credits are at the end- Rachael’s Song by Vangelis. Hope you enjoy
In Italy you will not only find good food and beautiful historic monuments but gorgeous people, wonderful weather and will always come back with a good story. Don’t miss our list of the Top 5 places to visit in Italy.
Roma é a capital da Itália, sediada na província de mesmo nome, na região do Lácio. Conhecida internacionalmente como A Cidade Eterna pela sua história milenar, rica em belos monumentos e fantásticas fontes.
Segundo o mito romano, a cidade foi fundada por volta do ano 753 a.C, por Rómulo e Remo, dois irmãos criados por uma loba, que são atualmente símbolos da cidade. tem cerca de 2 546 804 habitantes (2001), e estende-se por uma área de 1285 km², tendo uma densidade populacional de 1981 hab/km², o que a torna na maior cidade da Itália e também na capital europeia de maiores dimensões.
Não preciso dizer como Roma é fantástica.
Ao som de:
LA SOLITUDINE – LAURA PAUSINE
COSE DE LA VITA – EROS RAMAZZOTTI