Italy

IL VOLO: Ten Years

 

Celebrate 10 years of friendship, memories and music with international superstars Il Volo in concert from Matera, Italy. The beloved trio performs stunning new arrangements of their greatest hits and songs from their new album.

 

 

 

FRONTLINE
Inside Italy’s COVID War

 

Inside a hospital battling COVID-19 in Northern Italy, as doctors make life and death decisions. The intimate, exclusive story of one besieged ER doctor, her staff and patients, from the darkest days to the signs of hope.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Italian Roots

 

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 cultural trailblazers with fascinating histories. The series ends with an exploration of how science and history can inspire the next generation.

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES: NOW HEAR THIS
Handel: Italian Style

 

Discover how Handel’s experience in Italy with fellow composers Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Corelli influenced his career. Host Scott Yoo traces Handel’s footsteps to understand how he embraced the country’s artistic and cultural traditions.

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES: NOW HEAR THIS
Vivaldi: Something Completely Different

 

Explore northern Italy with Maestro Scott Yoo and discover how Vivaldi’s classical masterwork “The Four Seasons” merged religious melodies, opera and virtuosic violin playing to create a new era of music.

 

 

 

RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL
European Christmas

RICK STEVES' SPECIAL: European Christmas

 

Host Rick Steves visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to learn about customs, hear local choirs and discover holiday family traditions.

 

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MUSIC VOYAGER
Yellow Roads: Italy – Amalfi Coast & Capri

 

Hosted by Paulino Duran, the Music Voyager travels the length of the Amalfi coast line, following the yellow roads off the main highways. From the sun drenched cliffs of Positano cruising along each seaside resort and small towns, to tasting the heavenly cuisines and sampling the unique culture as it becomes more of a personal journey, the team ends up at a private performance of the Tarantula musicians in a wine cellar on the southern coast of Italy.

 

 

 

NOVA
Why Bridges Collapse

 

In 2018, Italy’s Morandi Bridge collapsed, killing 43 people. NOVA investigates what went wrong and explores other bridge collapses across the United States. How can new engineering techniques make bridges safer and prevent such tragedies?

 

 

 

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