Rick Steves Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome)
By Rick Steves
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Rick Steves Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome) is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours, audio tours of these cities' most notable museums and historic sites, and excerpts from Rick Steves' books. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome) will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.
||CleanIntro from Rick Steves||Rick introduces his Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome) playlist.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlorence: Accademia and David Audio Tour||Michelangelo's giant-slayer||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlorence: Renaissance Walk Audio Tour||From the Duomo to the Arno||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlorence: Uffizi Gallery Audio Tour||Top Renaissance paintings||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome: Colosseum Audio Tour||Colossal gladiator arena||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome: Heart of Rome Walk Audio Tour||Rome's intimate neighborhoods||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome: Jewish Ghetto Audio Tour||Synagogue and street life||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome: Ostia Antica Audio Tour||Ruins of ancient port town||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome: Pantheon Audio Tour||Ancient domed temple||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome: Roman Forum Audio Tour||Ruins of ancient "downtown"||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome: St. Peter's Basilica Audio Tour||Domed center of Catholicism||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome: Sistine Chapel Audio Tour||Michelangelo's frescoes||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome: Trastevere Audio Tour||Rome's "Back Door" neighborhood||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome: Vatican Museums Audio Tour||Priceless artifacts of classical and Christian worlds||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVenice: Frari Church Audio Tour||Art treasures in situ||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVenice: Grand Canal Cruise Audio Tour||A cruise down "main street"||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVenice: St. Mark's Basilica Audio Tour||Majestic church, mosaics||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVenice: St. Mark's Square Audio Tour||Cafes, art, music, history||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVenice: City of Seduction||Historian Laurence Bergreen describes daily life in 18th-century Venice, when Casanova called it home and the once-mighty Republic began tipping into decline.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMiles J. Unger's "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"||Rick chats with art historian Miles J. Unger about the Michelangelo masterpieces travelers can enjoy on a visit to the artist's hometown of Florence.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCarnival in Venice||A look at how the Venetians celebrate Carnival and Mardi Gras.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome Neighborhoods||Advice on how to enjoy the buzz of Rome's modern-day neighborhoods.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVenice: Avoiding the Crowds||Tips for enjoying Venice away from the tourist crowds.||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome After Dark||A walk through the romantic alleys and floodlit monuments of nighttime Rome.||3/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWaters of Rome||The vital role that water plays in Rome's history, culture, and art.||9/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVisiting St. Peter's Basilica||History and artistry of the greatest church in Christendom.||4/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichelangelo in Florence||Art history experts explain Michelangelo's influence on his hometown.||4/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSalman Rushdie's Florence||The author discusses his novel about early European contact with 16th-century Mughal India.||4/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichelangelo in Rome||How Michelangelo helped turn Rome into a first-class city.||4/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPostcards from Europe: Rome||An excerpt from Rick's travel memoir, "Postcards from Europe."||4/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome I: Travel Guide||How to find the magic in the backstreets of Rome.||4/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome II: Beneath the Surface||Ancient Rome beneath the city's bustling streets.||4/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRome III: Jewish Ghetto||The community's traditions, dialect, and history.||4/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Great info to begin your tour of Italy
Steves still awesome!
I'm heading to England for a semester abroad in the fall, and as usual, Rick Steves does not disappoint in preparing me for travels! Lots of fascinating history, culture, and tips in this podcast!
Whoa, when talking about the Arch of Constantine, this guy really mischaracterizes a major chapter in western civilization history. The reason that Constantine legalized all religions ( not just Christianity) is still debated among scholars today. This guy makes it sound like Constantine legalized Christianity bc Constantine's mother was a Christian, and transformed it from being an "obscure" Jewish sect. There's a lot more to that story, and Christianity may not have been all that obscure by 300AD. Makes me wonder what else this guide way oversimplified.