Rome

MUSIC VOYAGER
Yellow Roads of Italy: ’All roads lead to Rome’ (Umbria and onwards to Rome)

MUSIC VOYAGER – Yellow Roads of Italy: ’All roads lead to Rome' (Umbria and onwards to Rome)

 

Host Paulino Duran leaves the beauty of Tuscany behind as he picks up his journey along the “Yellow Roads,” the back roads of Italy to open this episode with a private performance at Posta de Donini Hotel. Then he drives to the capital of Umbria, the city of Perugia, the ancient banking capital in the high-walled city. From Perugia he heads to a private lunch in the middle of the vineyards in Lungarotti and enjoys a conversation with friends around fantastic wines. Leaving the wines behind, he visits the quaint town of Orvieto, with its magnificent Duomo, and lunch with his new friends at Franco’s restaurant. From Orvieto he travels to Rome, where he spends time at the Duomo and The Trevi Fountain, along with a famous city expert. His journey ends at the Vatican with a private tour of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and a dinner on the lawns of the Vatican.

 

Preview

 

 

 

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.

 

SECRETS OF THE DEAD
Nero’s Sunken City

 

Baiae, near the modern city of Naples, Italy, was an escape for ancient Rome’s powerful elite, the Las Vegas of its day. Now, follow archaeologists who are mapping underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich.

 

Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Florence, Italy

 

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. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city.

 

Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Venice Italy

 

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. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what’s cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city.

 

A Celebration of Peace Through Music

 

Concert conductor Sir Gilbert Levine leads world-class orchestral and vocal ensembles in a moving musical tribute to the 2014 canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII by Pope Francis. Selections include Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” Verdi’s Messa Da Requiem and others. Special field pieces follow Levine as he travels to Buenos Aires, Kraków, Venice, Vienna, Rome and Washington, D.C. to show how music and spirit can unite our world.