Turn now to the High Italian Renaissance era of painting, credited with a veritable artistic revolution in the art form. During this time, artists like Leonardo and Michelangelo were celebrities who rubbed shoulders with the rich and powerful. Not to be overlooked: the role of women painters, including Artemisia Gentileschi.
Sacco and Vanzetti brings to life the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. The ordeal of Sacco and Vanzetti came to symbolize the bigotry and intolerance directed at immigrants and dissenters in America.
In many Western countries, people have lost faith in conventional political parties, and populist movements are on the rise. Italian comedian, Beppe Grillo, vows to bring the people to power through his party Movimento. Amazingly, they manage to win 25% of the vote, but what happens when political ideals meet parliamentary reality?
After the arrests of the Mafia godfathers during the early 2000s, Italy hoped that it had finally put an end to organized crime. Instead, some of the notorious mafia old guard have been replaced by a young generation of mobsters, known as the 'Baby Mafia'. Led by reckless adolescents known as the 'Baby Bosses', the majority of these gangs can be found in Naples, home to hundreds of Camorra clans. Drug trafficking, thefts, extortion and racketeering run rife throughout the city. We meet these young Mafia leaders and go on patrol with the famous Falchi police unit, tasked with stopping them.
Gustav and Luca are both Italian. Gustav believes the time has come for them to go abroad too while Luca wants to convince him that there are many good reasons to stay, that Italy is full of passionate and committed people who every day carry on a silent battle to change things for the better.
They agree to give themselves 6 months to see if they can fall in love with their country again.
Now known as one of the most famous red wines in the world, 30 years ago, Barolo was unknown to its own production region -- the beautiful Langhe in northwestern Italy. n the optimistic Eighties, these winemakers upset the quiet world of the Piedmontese countryside and brought about a revolution in Italian wine, igniting a fierce controversy between different generations and different ways of thinking.
Canaletto & the Art of Venice is an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice's famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of the city than Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto.
The iconic Italian cyclist Francesco Moser is a legend on two wheels, born and raised in Trentino, Italy, but renowned all over the world. Nicknamed 'Lo sceriffo' (The Sheriff), Moser was dominant from the mid-1970s to the mid-80s, winning the 1977 World Championships, Paris-Roubaix (three times straight), Milan-San Remo, the Giro d'Italia, and dozens of other important races.
Step inside 15th- and 16th-century Italian courts to investigate how a number of smart, powerful, and cunning women helped steer the course of the Renaissance. Among the women you'll meet are Isabella d'Este, noted for her trendsetting sense of style and substance, and the Italian poet, Veronica Franco.
Learn how Renaissance architects and city planners - including Donato Bramante, Sebastian Serlio, and Andrea Palladio - imbued sculpture and architecture with tremendous ideological and practical power. Then, discover how Renaissance musicians helped move music out of the religious sphere and into the princely courts.
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