Burt explains the history of dim sum, “speed tailoring” and the origin of the escalator. He also takes us on a visit to an old police barracks that has been changed into one of Hong Kong’s sleekest shopping areas and to the highest peak in Hong Kong.
Burt returns to Hong Kong for his 10th visit and takes a look at how things have changed. He explains the history of the gold fish, takes us on a ride around Victoria Harbor, describes the history of the Chinese Junk, and uncovers the power of a Feng Shui master.
Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world.
Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather – 2,000 years before the Houston Astrodome. We find out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, and take a tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel.
Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt’s son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren and Julia Roberts wore his shoes in their movies.
Burt Wolf is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge’s Palace and the Bell Tower.