In the shadow of Venice, we visit three great cities. Padua is famed for its venerable university, precious Giotto frescoes, and pilgrim-packed Basilica. Verona is a hit with aficionados of Roman ruins and Romeo and Juliet fans. And Ravenna, with its shimmering mosaics, was once the western bastion of the Byzantine Empire. We enliven each stop with a tasty dose of Italian dolce vita.
Rick Steves' Europe advises viewers about where to stay, what to see and how to get around in Europe. Episodes feature an exciting and up-to-date snapshot of the best Europe has to offer. Along the way, Rick shares his extensive knowledge of European history, art and culture.