A VOYAGE THROUGH 16TH CENTURY ITALY. THE VATICAN MAPS

  • YEAR
    2010
  • DURATION
    52′
  • VIDEO FORMAT
    HD
  • COMMENTARY BY
    Antonio Paolucci
  • DIRECTOR
    Luca Criscenti
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
    Francesco Lo Gullo, Harald Erschbaumer
  • VIDEO EDITING
    Augusto Fratini
  • PRODUCTION
    Land Comunicazioni
    Tv 2000
  • ON AIR
    Tv 2000

Inside the Vatican the whole of Italy can be entirely viewed, region after region. A gallery commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII, 40 maps painted around 1580, along a corridor that extends for 120 metres, by a staff of landscape painters supervised by the geographer Ignazio Danti. On one wall the Apennine hills and the regions touched by the Tyrrhenian Sea; on the opposite wall the regions bordering on the Adriatic Sea. Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums, accompanies us in this voyage through 16th century Italy. A country already unified even before Cavour or Garibaldi, a country that, although politically divided, appears united by history, language, religion and culture.


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