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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Venice: City Of Dreams

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Venice, Italy: view toward San Giorgio Maggiore.

Airs Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 4 p.m. on KPBS TV

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.

In this episode, after sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we'll cruise the Grand Canal and be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance.

Along the way we'll feast on Venetian treats, get a splash of modern art, then glide on a gondola through this city of elegant decay.

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Venice Lagoon: Zattere waterfront, Italy.

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.

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