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HIDDEN VENICE

An exclusive look behind the closed shutters of the palazzi on the Grand Canal in Venice. Magnificent and mysterious.

The palaces that line Venice’s Grand Canal are a treasure trove of secrets, stories and eccentric inhabitants. This series of documentaries takes a look behind the fine facades and presents a magnificent, flamboyant and luxurious side of Venice that remains hidden from the eyes of tourists. If these palaces could talk, what would they tell us of raucous parties, grand receptions and secret scandals? We delve into the millennia-old history of the lagoon city and encounter some unusual characters. With a keen eye for special events and the unique beauty of the palaces, the series tells of the clash between the old treasures and modern life.

Episodes:
1) Conservation and Re-invention
2) City of Art
3) Craft and Culture

Length: 3 x 45’ HD
Films by Lutz Gregor
Production: TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion for ZDF/ARTE, 2013
Original title: Verborgenes Venedig / Venise autrement