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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Italy's Veneto: Verona, Padua And Ravenna

Mosaics in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy.
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Mosaics in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy.

Airs Saturday, Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + PBS Video App

America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport public television viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside.

In the shadow of Venice, we visit three great cities.

Padova ("Padua" in English) is famed for its venerable university, precious Giotto frescoes, and pilgrim-packed Basilica.

Padova, Italy: The Scrovegni Chapel

Verona is a hit with aficionados of Roman ruins and "Romeo and Juliet" fans.

Verona, Italy: Ambience and a Grappa Taste Test

And Ravenna, with its shimmering mosaics, was once the western bastion of the Byzantine Empire.

We enliven each stop with a tasty dose of Italian dolce vita.

Padova, Italy: Markets and Aperitivo

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Rick Steves high above Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, Italy.
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Rick Steves high above Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, Italy.

About The Series:

In the eighth season of RICK STEVES' EUROPE, Rick rediscovers some of his favorite destinations in France, Italy, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Germany, and further abroad in the multicultural crossroads of Turkey, Israel and Palestine. Each episode contains Rick's valuable insights on art, culture and history, and his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice.

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Season 8 Preview