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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Rome: Ancient Glory

In "Rome: Ancient Glory," host Rick Steves marvels at the Colosseum (pictured), the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art.
Courtesy of Rick Steves/ American Public Television
In "Rome: Ancient Glory," host Rick Steves marvels at the Colosseum (pictured), the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art.

Airs Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. on KPBS TV

Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside. In the seventh season of RICK STEVES' EUROPE, Rick rediscovers Rome, Florence, Paris, London, England's Lake District and Durham, and Venice.

These episodes distill Rick's 30 years of travel experience into practical advice for taking a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe.

In "Rome: Ancient Glory," host Rick Steves marvels at the Colosseum, the Pantheon (pictured), and the empire's exquisite art.
Courtesy of Rick Steves/ American Public Television
In "Rome: Ancient Glory," host Rick Steves marvels at the Colosseum, the Pantheon (pictured), and the empire's exquisite art.

Part one of three on the Eternal City, this episode resurrects the rubble and brings back to life the capital of the ancient world. Focusing on the grandeur of classical Rome, we marvel at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art.

Then we go offbeat by bicycle to see the Appian Way and marvels of Roman engineering.

The Ostia Antica. In"Rome: Ancient Glory," Rick marvels at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art.
Courtesy of Rick Steves/ American Public Television
The Ostia Antica. In"Rome: Ancient Glory," Rick marvels at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art.

Past episodes and clips of RICK STEVES' EUROPE are available for online viewing.

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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Rome: Ancient Glory