Passion Italy - Veneto

Go beyond the usual gondola ride down the Grand Canal for a behind-the-scenes look at the most iconic Venetian images as Alessandra island hops around the lagoon. Viewers will follow the preparations for the most lavish party in the world, the Ballo del Doge masquerade ball, choosing ingredients for the feast at an ancient market alongside the chef and joining the costumed revelers tableside at the palace. On Chioggia, Alessandra's adventures in her father's homeland include a visit to the last artisan making the traditional ceramic pipes Venice has been known for since the 1600s. A quick ferry ride to the island of Murano finds the son of one the greatest glass artists of the 19th century continuing his father's legacy of exceptional treasures inspired by the region, as well as a choreographer dedicated to teaching historical dances as if time has stood still.

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Recent and Upcoming Airings

11.3 11/28 3:00 pm