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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Good-bye Audio Europe, hello "Travel with Rick Steves"

11/1/2018
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This marks the end of Rick's Audio Europe podcast. But the good news is there are two easy ways you can keep getting this content. The first way is to subscribe to the free, weekly “Travel with Rick Steves” radio show podcast on iTunes. It brings you all the great interviews you’ve come to love, in a longer format. Or, you can download the free “Rick Steves Audio Europe” app, which includes all of Rick's radio interviews — plus dozens of walking tours through Europe’s most interesting...

Duration:00:00:24

Intro from Rick Steves

5/25/2018
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Rick provides a brief introduction to his Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome) playlist, a collection of audio files designed to help you plan and enjoy your best possible trip, plus audio tours of these cities' historic sites and museums. For more info on traveling in Italy, see http://www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:01:18

Florence: Accademia and David Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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David is the very symbol of Renaissance optimism and one of Europe's great sightseeing thrills. We'll also see Michelangelo's Prisoners — unfinished statues that give insight into this troubled genius. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:25:11

Florence: Renaissance Walk Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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Florence birthed the Renaissance. Enjoy its soaring church dome, famous statues, lazy river, and world-class gelato. Walk the same narrow streets as Michelangelo, the Medicis, and Florentines today. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:54:05

Florence: Uffizi Gallery Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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The world's best collection of Italian Renaissance painting shows off the beauty of nature in all its three-dimensional glory, including masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael, plus Botticelli's Birth of Venus. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:48:48

Rome: Colosseum Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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Tour ancient Rome's most enduring monument, seeing where emperors sat, gladiators warmed up, and thousands cheered. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:41:05

Rome: Heart of Rome Walk Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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This walk winds through an urban village of narrow lanes, panoramic piazzas, fanciful fountains, and some of Europe’s best people-watching. Allow about 2 hours for this mile-long walk. If you're going to visit the Pantheon, download the companion audio tour available in this playlist. And don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:01:08:07

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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For centuries, Rome's Jewish ghetto has been the site of both relentless persecution and the undying pride and solidarity of a tight-knit community. Though most of the old ghetto has been torn down, you can still find a few reminders of the Roman Jews' storied past and lively present. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:24:56

Rome: Ostia Antica Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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An exciting day trip from Rome, this ruined ancient city is similar to Pompeii but less touristed. Walk through ancient apartments, shops, temples, and baths of ordinary Romans. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:29:58

Rome: Pantheon Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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Ancient Rome's best-preserved temple captures Rome at its enlightened peak. Stand under the solemn dome, marvel at the engineering, and picture pious Romans worshipping their pagan gods. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:23:20

Rome: Roman Forum Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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"Friends, Romans, Travelers, lend me your earbuds." Resurrect the ancient rubble of Rome's center — the world of Vestal Virgins, passionate orators, conquering generals, and sleazy emperors. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:40:15

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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The greatest church in Christendom has a cavernous interior, a grave of St. Peter, and the Pieta — all under the watchful presence of Michelangelo's magnificent dome. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:54:51

Rome: Sistine Chapel Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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Michelangelo's colorful frescoes depict Christian history from the Creation to the Last Judgment. It includes the art world's most iconic image — the touching fingers of God and Man. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:28:12

Rome: Trastevere Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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Explore the colorful neighborhood "across the Tiber." It's a world of lovers kissing on Vespas, kids playing soccer, and narrow lanes draped with drying underwear. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:26:13

Rome: Vatican Museums Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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Set in an immense and lavish papal palace decorated by the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael, the Vatican Museums are a treasure chest of the ancient world, holding some of the greatest art anywhere. This tour leads you right up to the Sistine Chapel, covered in a separate audio tour. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:54:11

Venice: Frari Church Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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The underappreciated Frari has museum-class art in a peaceful church setting. See luscious Madonnas and statues that celebrate the glory of God through the beauty of nature. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:23:23

Venice: Grand Canal Cruise Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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This nautical joyride on a public vaporetto snakes through the heart of Venice — under the Rialto Bridge, and past churches with soaring domes and markets with stinky squid. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:39:28

Venice: St. Mark's Basilica Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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Explore the onion-domed exterior and exotic interior with its famous mosaics and jeweled art. The walk ends with a great view over St. Mark's Square. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:47:31

Venice: St. Mark's Square Audio Tour

5/25/2018
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Venice's center is a gathering spot for the whole world. Admire the one-of-a-kind basilica, the Doges Palace, the shops, the music-filled cafes… and the magical piazza they enclose. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:43:33

Venice: City of Seduction

5/25/2018
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Historian Laurence Bergreen describes daily life in 18th-century Venice, when Casanova called it home and the once-mighty Republic began tipping into decline.

Duration:00:11:23