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Francesco da Mosto

Through the eyes of a Venetian native

Francesco da Mosto is an architect, historian, television presenter and life-long Venetian citizen. His family heritage in Venice can be traced back to the 10th century with ancestors ranging from merchants to explorers. Francesco views the city as a living work of art, where nothing was made or survived without a powerful story behind it. A passionate life-long learner, his unique insight brings the history of Venice to life from the perspective of his ancestors.

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“Francesco is an enthusiastic advocate for Venice and the preservation of its architectural heritage.”

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Francesco da Mosto was born in Venice in 1961, and is an acclaimed architect, historian, author and television presenter. Francesco’s intimate ancestral bond with Venice has given him a unique perspective on the history of his home city. Francesco is an enthusiastic advocate for Venice and the preservation of its rich cultural and architectural heritage.

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He has presented a number of BBC documentaries, including Francesco’s Venice (2004), Francesco’s Mediterranean Voyage (2008), and Shakespeare in Italy (2012) as well as writing books to accompany each series.

Francesco still lives in the family palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal with his wife, Jane and their four children. He is much in demand as a public speaker, both in Italy and overseas. 

2003

Designs an award-winning pavilion at the Venice Biennale

2004

The documentary ‘Francesco’s Venice’ first airs on BBC2

2006

Wins the Premio Bellavista award for international journalism

2008

‘Francesco’s Mediterranean Voyage’ features in the Sunday Times best-seller list

SECRETS OF THE FLOATING CITY

Join Francesco da Mosto as he unveils the layered history of Venice. Through privileged and rarely-granted access, step behind the scenes for thought-provoking insights into the city’s cultural and artistic life.

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