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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Venice And Its Lagoon

Venice Lagoon: Zattere waterfront
Courtesy of Rick Steves
Venice Lagoon: Zattere waterfront

Airs Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 4 p.m. on KPBS TV

As has been his production tempo since 1990, every two years Rick Steves produces a new series of travel shows exploring his favorite European destinations.

Released in late 2012, Season 7 of RICK STEVES' EUROPE features 14 vivid episodes covering London, Paris, Venice, Florence, and Rome in delicious, wide-screen, high-definition — plus the highlights of Northern England and three European travel skills episodes filled with practical, experience-enhancing, money-saving tips and insights.

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The Rick Steves Audio Europe app organizes Rick's vast and varied library of audio content into geographic-specific playlists so you can enjoy ready access to the information that relates specifically to your travel plans. You'll get Rick's self-guided tours for dozens of Europe's top museums, sights and historic walks — plus 200 tracks of travel tips and cultural insights from his radio show — all for free!

"Venice And Its Lagoon" - Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charm. For centuries, it was nicknamed La Serenissima, "The Most Serenely Beautiful One" - and for good reason.

Along with sampling the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders, we cruise its lagoon, stopping in fiery Murano for glass, pastel Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born.

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