In the Italian countryside, Rick connects with rustic, traditional culture: enjoying an agriturismo (farmhouse inn), seeing how prosciutto and pecorino cheese are made, and hiking down into deep and ancient wine cellars. He ends in Assisi — the hometown of St. Francis — which retains its spiritual aura to this day. Like pilgrims, he explores its stony center before trekking to its awe-inspiring basilica, built on the tomb of the beloved saint.
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.