Rick Steves’ Rome: Eternally Engaging
Airs Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published December 19, 2012 at 3:34 p.m., updated December 10, 2013 at 2:16 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."
Rick helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay.
In this hour-long travel special, Rick Steves explores the "Eternal City" of Rome, a grand and ancient metropolis rich with exquisite art, vibrant culture and centuries of history.
Rick traces the rise and fall of classical Rome, meanders through the heart of Bernini's Baroque Rome and makes a pilgrimage to the Vatican.
Then, he uncovers the charms of hidden neighborhoods filled with character and energy, enjoys a Roman feast, and mixes and mingles with the locals during an early-evening stroll through the city's romantic nightspots.
Designed as a kick-off to the all-new seventh season of RICK STEVES' EUROPE, this special debuted nationwide in fall 2012.
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