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Rick Steves' Europe "Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips"

Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 am on Channel 12.2
In this second of a two episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities ... [See more]

Upcoming Episodes

The Majesty of Madrid
Saturday, November 1 at 3:30 pm on Channel 12.1
Paris: Regal and Intimate
Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 am on Channel 12.2

Past Episodes

Munich and the Foothills of the Alps
Saturday, October 25 at 3:30 pm on Channel 12.1
Florence: Heart of the Renaissance
Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 am on Channel 12.2

Viewer Comments

Rick Steves - canal vacation
Posted: January 4, 2013 by Joy Chichester
Program: Rick Steves' Europe
On Jan. 3 I tuned into Ch. 12.2 to see Haunted Texas, and just before that program were scenes of Rick Steves on a canal boat, Papillon. What is the canal, and in what country is it? I became interested in canal boats after reading Roseanna, by Maj Sjowall, which is set on the Gota Canal in Sweden.
CPT12 Response:
Thanks for writing.  I believe you saw the filler Rick Steves’ Barging in Burgundy.   Here is the link to the filler on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xJEKI_Lj_E that may give you the information you are looking for.
 
Traveling by barge is definitely on my bucket list!  The book you read sounds intriguing – I will have to look into that.
 
Thanks again for sharing.
 
Have a super day!
 
Sincerely,
 
Pamela Petti
Programming Assistant | Colorado Public Television
Amsterdam/Dutch Sidetrips
Posted: July 28, 2012 by Name Withheld
Program: Rick Steves' Europe
I saw just part of Rick Steves' Europe "Amsterdam and Dutch Sidetrips" He was somewhere and showed a list of names...I think he said they were names of Dutch Jews killed by the Germans. My last name was there! Can you give me more information about where he was? Thanks!
CPT12 Response:
RE:  Rick Steves’ Europe #206 “Amsterdam and Dutch Sidetrips”
 
Please visit Rick’s website where you can find the following excerpt:
Amsterdam's Dutch Theater, which was used as an assembly hall for local Jews destined for Nazi concentration camps, is a powerful memorial. On the wall, 6,700 family names represent the 104,000 Jews deported and killed by the Nazis. The nearby Jewish Historical Museum — four historic synagogues joined together by steel and glass to make one modern complex — tells the story and struggles of Judaism through the ages.
While Hitler controlled Europe, each country had a courageous, if small, resistance movement. All over Europe you'll find streets and squares named after the martyrs of the resistance. Any history buff or champion of the underdog will be inspired by the patriotism documented in Europe's Nazi-resistance museums — the most extensive is Amsterdam's Dutch Resistance Museum. You'll see propaganda movie clips, study a forged ID card under a magnifying glass, and read of ingenious, daring efforts to hide local Jews from the Germans. Oslo's Norwegian Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum) andCopenhagen'sMuseum of Danish Resistance (Frihedsmuseet) are also fascinating, as is the Museum of Deportation and the Resistance in Mechelen, Belgium.
Here is the location on the internet:  http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/germany/nazigerm.htm
 
Or you can contact the distributor:
 
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Selected episodes are available on home video for $19.95, plus $4.00 s/h. Travel guides also are available. To order, call 1-800-440-2651 or visit "http://www.ricksteves.com"


Kirby McClure
Programming Assistant, Colorado Public Television
Where is this place located?
Posted: October 8, 2011 by Name Withheld
Program: Rick Steves' Europe
I tuned to you station at 08:58 pm on 10-8-11 and the scene was of water falls with walk ways & trails, it was after the McAteer upper big branch mine program & Austin City Limits. Do you have information on the place shown on the station? I did not catch the name or place, can you help me with this matter? I would greatly appreciate your help; it looks like a great place to visit. Thank You, Theresa
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your inquiry.
I think what you saw was Rick Steve’s: Croatia’s  Plitvice Lakes National Parks.
Please click on the links below for more info:
http://www.ricksteves.com/news/tribune/plitvice.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WgykVtMKe4
The Plitvice Lakes National Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979 and is located roughly halfway between capital city Zagreb and Zadar on the coast of Croatia.
Hope this is what you were looking for.
All the Best,
Joan
CPT12 Staff

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Program Length: 30 minutes
Category: Home & Hobbies
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