The release of Alberto Angela’s new riveting documentary, “Stanotte a Firenze”, was discussed at a press conference at the Palazzo Vecchio today.
The first of its kind, this special feature will be aired on Rai on Thursday, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m. Pulled together over the span of a few months with a relatively large and dedicated team, Angela puts Florence into a new perspective by filming at night, without overwhelming amounts of tourists crowding the city centre, and shows everyone just how easy it is to fall in love with the city of Florence all over again through this storytelling experience. Italian masterpieces like Michelangelo’s “David” are centre stage in this production, giving the entire documentary a grandiose sensation.
This is the first time Rai has produced a documentary of this caliber. With the use of high definition cameras (4K HDR), and creating a story through special effects, mini fiction, and even drones, this elaborate cultural production is a must see for all.
Mayor Dario Nardella also agreed that the documentary is much more of a fiction work than just a typical play-by-play documentary, which also gives locals a new perspective on the livelihood surrounding the historic city.
The documentary serves as much more than just an attention grabber for locals and tourists– it is ultimately a marketing technique to bring in even more curiosity surrounding the monuments and sights that this city truly has to offer. While it may be fairly commercial, it has generated quite a buzz.
For example, the viewer is taken through the Uffizi Gallery by night, and they can see many different famous monuments like Brunelleschi’s cupola, Giotto’s bell tower, and other such Renaissance masterpieces. Viewers even get a new perspective on traditional ancient wardrobes and armour, truly emphasizing the importance of seeing past Florence’s touristic haven and into its historic depths. With aspects even playing off of forensic science, the number of different angles that this documentary takes offers unlimited possibilities for one’s mindset of Florence.
Florence is one of many breathtaking European cities that has a lot to offer both locals and tourists culturally. Angela’s perspective highlights why this beautiful city is even more exceptional than what meets the eye.