- Network NBC
- Genres Action, Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Mini-Series
- Runtime 50 minutes
- Total runtime 6 hours 40 minutes
- Status Ended
A 10-hour re-creation of 13th-century splendors and intrigues, chronicling the perilous trek to the Orient of the Venetian trader's son, depicted here as a guileless charmer with a taste for wanderlust. An Emmy winner for Outstanding Limited Series, it featured an all-star supporting cast and was handsomely photographed in locales including China, Venice, Morocco and Mongolia.