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Rick Steves Italy 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 around Italy, audio tours of many of Italy's most notable museums and historic sites, and excerpts from Rick's "Postcards from Europe" book. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Italy will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves Italy guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information on Italy at http://www.ricksteves.com.

Rick Steves Italy 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 around Italy, audio tours of many of Italy's most notable museums and historic sites, and excerpts from Rick's "Postcards from Europe" book. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Italy will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves Italy guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information on Italy at http://www.ricksteves.com.
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Rick Steves Italy 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 around Italy, audio tours of many of Italy's most notable museums and historic sites, and excerpts from Rick's "Postcards from Europe" book. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Italy will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves Italy guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information on Italy at http://www.ricksteves.com.

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English


Episodes

Intro from Rick Steves

3/23/2018
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Rick provides a brief introduction to his Italy playlist, a collection of audio files designed to help you plan and enjoy your best possible trip, plus audio tours of Italy's historic sites.

Duration:00:01:28

Assisi Town Walk Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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On this walk through the hometown of Italy's beloved Saint Francis, we'll cover the town from top to bottom — literally. We'll start at the modern piazza at the uphill end of town, work our way down through the medieval heart, and end at the Basilica of St. Francis. Allow about an hour for this walk. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:38:31

Assisi's Basilica of St. Francis Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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The huge church honors Assisi's most famous citizen. It has Francis' remains, some personal possessions, and frescoes by Giotto, who chronicled the remarkable life of this most human of saints. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:44:38

Milan's Duomo Neighborhood Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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This short but culturally rich stroll through Italy’s most modern city takes us from atop the statue-studded cathedral, through the elegant Galleria arcade — passing opulent window displays and well-dressed locals — to the famous La Scala Opera House. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Naples' Archaeological Museum Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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One of the world’s great museums of antiquity, Naples' Archaeological Museum boasts supersized statues, decorations from Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the opportunity to get up close and personal with the ancient world. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:58:35

Naples City Walk Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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Naples, a living medieval city, is its own best sight. This walk takes us through the crusty heart of town — past lively markets, flapping laundry, and more fights and smiles per cobblestone than anywhere else in Italy. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Pompeii Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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Stopped in its tracks by a volcanic eruption in A.D. 79, the city of Pompeii is remarkably well preserved. It's the best look anywhere at everyday life in ancient Rome. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:39:20

Siena City Walk Audio Tour

3/23/2018
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his stroll through one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities leads from the spacious Il Campo square, to the art-filled cathedral, to local shops in narrow alleyways — all of it delightfully traffic-free. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

The Gelato Experience

3/23/2018
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Two tour guides based in Italy share the secret to gelato's distinctive smooth texture, and give tips for picking the best gelato shop in any Italian town.

Duration:00:25:04

Naples' Beautiful Chaos

3/23/2018
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Two tour guides share insider advice for enjoying Naples — home to what has to be the liveliest street scene in Italy — without feeling put off by its in-your-face energy.

Duration:00:11:31

Siena's Palio — The Thrill of the Win

3/23/2018
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Italy-based tour guide Anna Piperato describes this intense, twice-yearly horse race and explains why it’s so important to Siena's competing neighborhoods.

Duration:00:17:04

Sicily's Essential Sights

9/8/2017
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Sicilian tour guide Tommaso Pantè outlines the essentials for exploring his distinctive sun-drenched island.

Duration:00:11:56

Being Sicilian

7/11/2017
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A pair of native-born Sicilian tour guides tell Rick what matters most about the "intensified Italy" of the island they call home and clear up misunderstandings Americans may have.

Duration:00:11:49

Padova

7/11/2017
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Italian tour guide Cristina Pernechele gives Rick advice for enjoying the splendor of her hometown Padova. It's located just half an hour from the crowds of Venice, and is home to one of Europe's oldest universities.

Duration:00:18:38

Sagre Food Festivals

7/11/2017
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Italian tour guide Cecilia Bottai joins Rick to recommend that travelers to Italy make time in their itinerary to enjoy rural "sagre" food festivals.

Duration:00:13:07

Saints of Italy

7/11/2017
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Italy-based tour guide and art history professor Anna Piperato describes the importance of Catholic saints in Italian culture.

Duration:00:12:06

Siena's Palio

7/11/2017
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Italy-based tour guide and art history professor Anna Piperato tells Rick how Siena’s high-spirited Palio horse race is a high point of the Tuscan summertime.

Duration:00:11:34

The Joy of Pasta

1/30/2017
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Italian-food experts and tour guides discuss Italy's huge variety of pasta variations — and the importance of selecting the right sauce.

Duration:00:11:44

A Tavola in Italy

1/30/2017
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Tour guides from Italy explain the after-dinner delights that await when you dine like a real Italian.

Duration:00:07:53

Folk Music of Italy

10/1/2016
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Italian musician David Tordi guides us through some of Italy's various regional styles of folk and traditional music.

Duration:00:11:26