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.
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.
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.
We’ll begin on the tranquil Isle of Iona, where Christianity first reached the shores of Scotland. Then we’ll visit another of the Inner Hebrides, road-tripping across the Isle of Skye, where we’ll explore Iron Age forts, peat fields, a venerable distillery, thatched crofter huts, and the dramatic Trotternish Peninsula.
Sicily serves up a full-bodied and tasty travel experience. Rick dines on fresh seafood at the fisherman’s harbor in CefalÃ¹, ponders ancient Greek greatness in Siracusa, communes with monks – alive and departed – in a Capuchin crypt, sleeps in an olive orchard at an agriturismo, and eats his way through a classic Sicilian […]
Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece, “Rick Steves’ European Easter” celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You’ll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week.
Travel expert and globetrotter Rick Steves eats his merry way through Europe. One delightful taste at a time, he shows how food is a prime ingredient in what defines cultures across the Continent.
After going fishing for anchovies off Cefalù, we land in rough-and-tumble Palermo. Marveling at the eerie skeletons in a Capuchin crypt, airy mosaics of Monreale, enchanting ruins of Segesta, and fiery rim of Mount Etna, we enjoy the best of Sicily.
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