Four half-hour shows featuring:
Rome, Italy: Rudy is in the city where all roads lead – Roma. We begin in ancient Rome – the Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, and Baths of Caracalla. Then we explore modern Roman life on the streets and in cafes, pizzerias and gelaterias. We detour to another country, Vatican City, then shop along the Corso and relax at the Piazza di Spagna. Rudy’s pick for best city walks are a tour of the historic center and a stroll in shady Trastevere.
Tips on getting around and places for tasty snacks.
Venice, Italy: Join Rudy as he surrenders himself to the charms of magical Venice. We tour the famous sites – Piazza San Marco, the fairy tale Basilica of San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Rudy also shows us how to escape the crowds by visiting the neighborhoods of Dorsoduro, Cannaregio and San Polo. Along the way, he takes us for a rousing drink at the city’s oldest wine bar, on a dreamy gondola ride and to a traditional Venetian mask shop. In search of hand blown glass, lace and the birthplace of Venice, we journey to the lagoon islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello.
Tips on how to navigate your way around this watery city.
Florence, Italy: In this glorious city, rich in art, Rudy brings the Renaissance to life. We visit the great museums – the Uffizi, Bargello, and Accademia, as well as the landmarks of the Renaissance – the Duomo, Bapistery and Giotto’s Tower. Rudy’s tip for beating the crowds is peaceful Oltr’arno on the other side of the river. An excursion outside of town leads to a Medici villa, a sleepy Tuscan town and a museum with inventions by Leonardo da Vinci.
Tips on shopping and how to buy quality leather products.
Naples & the Amalfi Coast, Italy: Deep in the heart of Italy, Naples is the ideal launching point for exploring some of the country’s great historic treasures. We marvel at the ancient city of Pompeii and the devastation of Mount Vesuvius and we trek across a still-active volcano. Then we move on to stylish Sorrento, where we sample luscious gelato and hop a ferry to the isle of Capri. We drive the thrilling Amalfi coast to take in spectacular views, and further south we visit Paestum, home to the best Greek ruins outside of Greece.
Tips on Capri’s funicular and Pompeii’s train.
Blu-ray Plus Combo Pack-
In addition to the Blu-ray disc, this combo pack also includes:
1. DVD version of the program(s) that you can play in your DVD player, vehicle or computer.
2. Digital copy of the program that you can download to your computer and/or transfer to your mobile devices.
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