Italy’s Invisible Cities (ScanLAB Projects)

Following the success of our collaboration with the BBC in Rome, BBC ONE’s new series Italy’s Invisible Cities takes us on an unprecedented journey through three of the world’s most incredible urban areas – NAPLES, VENICE and FLORENCE. ScanLAB Projects join presenters Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott as they explore the hidden spaces that have helped these great cities change the world. The programmes bring a fascinating, fresh perspective to 2,000 years of history, from the original Roman bath complex outside Naples, through the reign of the Venetian Doge’s to the birth of the Renaissance in Florence.

New technology places a crucial role across the shows. In the Bay of Naples we scan frescos underwater using sub-sea LIDAR techniques. In Venice the entire length of the Grand Canal is mapped in the only way possible – from a moving boat. And in Florence the entire Vasari corridor in mapped in under an hour using mobile, backpack scanning.

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Source: BBC