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Prepare to Meet the World
With panoramic high-definition photography and intimate storytelling, Discovery Atlas shows you a new way to connect with the world. Transport yourself to another land like never before through the collective vision and personal lives of those who live there. You will look through their eyes, dream with their vision, share in their joys, and conquer their challenges. Join us in an extraordinary journey...
This is the story of a country steeped in empire. Here is the seat of Caesar, the workshop of da Vinci, and the cathedral of the Pope. An here are the people challenged to commemorate their past while creating their future. How great will the weight of history be?
Â· In Venice, a man strives to earn the title "gondolier." Only three are given every year.
Â· In Sicily, a diver tries to descend 150 feet with one breath of air as his ancestors did 2,000 years before him.
Â· In the eternal city of Rome, a teenager prays to become the first female racing champion
Â· In the Alps, a rescue worker ensures survival for travelers 12,000 feet above sea level.
Â· And in Tuscany, a rider trains for the most dangerous horse race in the world - the Palio.