Europe

RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL
European Festivals

 

In this one-hour special, it’s party time in Europe. In addition to all its epic history and high culture, Europe also knows how to celebrate — and it does so with amazing gusto. Joining Rick, we drop in on the Continent’s top 10 festivals, each one rich with tradition, great food, and fun with the locals. We run with the bulls at Pamplona, don a mask in Venice for Carnevale, dance with Spaniards at the April Fair, cheer on the horses at Siena’s Palio, hoist a frothy stein at Munich’s Oktoberfest, toss a caber at a Scottish Highland Games, and join European families for their traditional Easter and Christmas celebrations. No museums or galleries…just Europe at play. Filmed on location across Europe, this promises to be a very entertaining hour.

 

RICHARD BANGS’ ADVENTURES WITH PURPOSE
Basel and Lucerne: Quest for the Crossroad

 

In the 12th installment of his Emmy®-winning ADVENTURES WITH PURPOSE series, renowned adventurer Richard Bangs follows the ancient trade routes from the Gotthard pass into central Switzerland, along Lake Lucerne, with a final stop at the port city of Basel. On his quest, Richard aims to uncover what turned landlocked Switzerland, the most mountainous country in Europe, into the crossroads of the continent, a hub for commerce, ideas, medicines and people.

 

Rick Steves’ Heart of Italy

 

Host Rick Steves delves deep into the Italian heartland, where la dolce vita is a way of life. Rick visits his favorite stretch of Mediterranean coastline, as he goes fishing for anchovies, sips wine out of rustic barrels, brings flowers to hilltop cemeteries, and savors twinkling Mediterranean vistas.

 

RICK STEVESʻ EUROPE
Englandʻs Cornwall

 

Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places.

 

England’s Cornwall
The far southwest of England is Cornwall, a culture unto itself. Rick explores a world of flowers springing from towering hedges, a tin-mining heritage going back to biblical times, pirates’ towns and fishing villages. Later, he hikes to stone circles in the vast and mysterious Dartmoor National Park.

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Siena and Tuscanyʻs Wine Country

 

Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places.

 

Siena and Tuscany’s Wine Country Italy’s Siena, once a proud and independent city-state, retains its traditions. Rick enjoys a front-row seat at a wild horse race, marvels at cultural treasures, then heads to the wine country.

 

ART BASEL: A PORTRAIT

 

Basel, Switzerland’s third most populous city, boasts the highest concentration of museums and the oldest public art collection in the world. Each year in June, the city also plays host to the largest and most influential art fair in the world. This documentary offers viewers a glimpse of the city, the attendees and the art of the famous fair while tracing its 40-year history.

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
West England

 

Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places.

 

West England
Rick visits England’s West Country: stops include quaint Cotswold villages with their churches, manor homes, and gastropubs; Wells, England’s smallest cathedral town; and the New Age capital of Glastonbury, with its legends of the Holy Grail and King Arthur. He finishes by pondering the dramatic prehistoric stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury.

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Assisi and Italian Country Charm

 

Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places.

 

Assisi and Italian Country Charm
In the Italian countryside, Rick watches prosciutto and pecorino cheese being made. In Assisi – the hometown of St. Francis – he explores its stony center before trekking to its awe-inspiring basilica, built on the tomb of the beloved saint.

 

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