Italy Unpacked

BBC - Italy Unpacked: Series 3 (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 3, 2015
BBC - Italy Unpacked: Series 3 (2015)

BBC - Italy Unpacked: Series 3 (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3023 Kbps | 3x~58min | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 3.93 GiB
Genre: Documentary

British art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon and Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli explore the varied regions of Italy, sharing with each other their knowledge of the country's culture and cuisine.

BBC - Italy Unpacked: Series 2 (2014)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at Feb. 3, 2014
BBC - Italy Unpacked: Series 2 (2014)

BBC - Italy Unpacked: Series 2 (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | MP4/x264 @ 3005 Kbps | 3x58mn | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 3x1.30 GB
Genre: Documentary

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli journey along the west coast of Italy, exploring the history, culture, food, art and landscape of the diverse regions.

BBC - Italy Unpacked (2013)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at Jan. 27, 2013
BBC - Italy Unpacked (2013)

BBC - Italy Unpacked (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | MKV/x264 @ 3500 Kbps | 3x58mn | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 3x1.41 GB
Genre: Documentary

Andrew Graham-Dixon and chef Giorgio Locatelli travel through Italy exploring the country's history, culture, food, art and landscape.

BBC - Sicily Unpacked (2012)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Feb. 9, 2017
BBC - Sicily Unpacked (2012)

BBC - Sicily Unpacked (2012)
DVDRip | 720 x 416 | .AVI/XviD @ 1640 Kbps | 3x~58mn | English AC-3 128 Kbps, 2 channels | 2.18 GB
Genre: Documentary, Arts, Travel

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli take us on a delightful journey around their beloved Sicily. Sharing a passion for all things Sicilian they make the perfect travel partners. Exploring the island through each other's eyes and hearts, they reveal how the layers of history have created a unique belnd of art and architecture. As well as the pleasures of an intense and vibrant culture, they experience the sadness the island has come through and the strength of the Sicilian people as they rose up and challenged the Mafia. Together they document how the various conquering forces and the rich variety of different heritages have helped to shape both the food and the culture of this beautiful Mediterranean island.

BBC - Sicily Unpacked (2012)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 21, 2016
BBC - Sicily Unpacked (2012)

BBC - Sicily Unpacked (2012)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2255 Kbps | 3x~58min | 2.95 GiB
Audio: English AAC 130 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli take us on a delightful journey around their beloved Sicily. Sharing a passion for all things Sicilian they make the perfect travel partners. Exploring the island through each other's eyes and hearts, they reveal how the layers of history have created a unique belnd of art and architecture. As well as the pleasures of an intense and vibrant culture, they experience the sadness the island has come through and the strength of the Sicilian people as they rose up and challenged the Mafia.

Sicily Unpacked (2012)  Video

Posted by leva2009 at Aug. 16, 2012
Sicily Unpacked (2012)

Sicily Unpacked (2012)
DVDRip | AVI | ~3x59 min | XviD 720x416 ~1640 kbps avg | audio: English | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~128 Kbps | 2.19 GB
Documentary

TV art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon and Michelin starred chef Giorgio Locatelli take us on a delightful journey around their beloved Sicily. Sharing a passion for all things Sicilian they make the perfect travel partners. Exploring the island through each other's eyes and hearts, they reveal how the layers of history have created a unique belnd of art and architecture. As well as the pleasures of an intense and vibrant culture, they experience the sadness the island has come through and the strength of the Sicilian people as they rose up and challenged the Mafia. Together they document how the various conquering forces and the rich variety of different heritages have helped to shape both the food and the culture of this beautiful Mediterranean island.

Sicily Unpacked S01E03  Video

Posted by BlackFlag at Jan. 21, 2012
Sicily Unpacked S01E03

Sicily Unpacked S01E03
HDTV 720p | MKV | 1280x720 | x264 @ 2,236 Kbps 25.000 fps | AC3 @ 192 Kbps | 57m 59s | 1.00 Gb
HDTV | AVI | 624x352 | XviD @ 1,198 Kbps 25.000 fps | MP3 @ 115 Kbps | 57m 58s | 550 Mb
Genre: Documentary | Language: English

In the final episode of the series, Andrew and Giorgio take the pulse of contemporary Sicily, experience the change that is sweeping through the island, and find out how the future of it is linked to its ancient past. Over the last 100 years, Sicilians have seen their beautiful island sink under the weight of corruption, recession and the mafia. But today, Sicily is experiencing a renaissance and celebrating a rediscovery of their unique ancient heritage.

Sicily Unpacked S01E02  Video

Posted by BlackFlag at Jan. 14, 2012
Sicily Unpacked S01E02

Sicily Unpacked S01E02
HDTV 720p | MKV | 1280x720 | x264 @ 2,426 Kbps 25.000 fps | AC3 @ 192 Kbps | 59m 9s | 1.10 Gb
HDTV | AVI | 624x352 | XviD @ 1,174 Kbps 25.000 fps | MP3 @ 113 Kbps | 59m 8s | 550 Mb
Genre: Documentary | Language: English

In the second part of this fascinating journey through Sicily, Andrew and Giorgio explore the legacy of Spain's 500-year occupation of the island and the influence this has had on art and culture. It is Easter and Giorgio and Andrew get the chance to experience two of the island's most spectacular celebrations. On Good Friday in the city of Enna, hooded figures parade statues of the Madonna and Jesus. Then on Easter Sunday they go to Modica to see the Madonna Vasa Vasa procession, where a statue of the Madonna meets and kisses her son Jesus in front of a devoted crowd.

Sicily Unpacked S01E01  Video

Posted by BlackFlag at Jan. 7, 2012
Sicily Unpacked S01E01

Sicily Unpacked S01E01
HDTV | AVI | 624x352 | XviD @ 1,174 Kbps 25.000 fps | MP3 @ 121 Kbps | 58m 47s | 550 Mb
HDTV 720p | MKV | 1280x720 | x264 @ 2,259 Kbps 25.000 fps | AC3 @ 192 Kbps | 58m 44s | 1.03 Gb
Genre: Documentary | Language: English

In the first episode, Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli take viewers on a journey into the heart of Sicily and introduce one another to the things they love about the island. Their first stop takes them to Giorgio's friend Vittorio and his restaurant near the seaside village of Porto Paolo. There is no menu, you are served whatever is best that day. It is Giorgio's favourite restaurant in the world. For him, the larger than life Vittorio represents the best of Sicily. Sicily may be less famous for art than its northern neighbours, but Andrew wants to change that. He takes Giorgio to see one of his favourite works of art in the capital Palermo, a typically Sicilian chapel hidden away down one of the city's many narrow streets. Created by the Palermitan sculptor Giacomo Serpotta, for Andrew it is a stunning example of the Sicilian approach to art and architecture.
The Venus Fixers: The Remarkable Story of the Allied Soldiers Who Saved Italy's Art During World War II

The Venus Fixers: The Remarkable Story of the Allied Soldiers Who Saved Italy's Art During World War II by Ilaria Dagnini Brey
English | June 22, 2010 | ISBN: 0374283095, 0312429908 | EPUB | 320 pages | 1.4 MB