Rick Steves’ Europe: Naples And Pompeii
Airs Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published June 16, 2011 at 3:46 p.m., updated August 22, 2012 at 2:27 p.m.
Rick Steves advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel. As host and writer of the popular public television series RICK STEVES' EUROPE, and best-selling author of 40 European travel books, he encourages Americans to travel as "temporary locals."
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"Naples And Pompeii" - Naples is Italy in the extreme. We'll prowl backstreet fish markets, dodge fast-moving Vespas, and dine on pizza where it was invented. We'll climb to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wander through the amazing ruins of Pompeii, the Roman town it destroyed.
For lots more information, check out our best-selling Rick Steves' Italy guidebook — or join us on one of our free-spirited tours in Europe.
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Travel is freedom...one of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is intensified living, with maximum thrills per minute. It's recess, and we need it. Experiencing the real Europe requires catching it by surprise, going casual...Through the Back Door.