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Rick Steves' Europe Previous Broadcasts

Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera (Episode #205)

KQED Life: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Italy's Hidden Riviera In these five idyllic port towns, we sample village life: fishing for anchovies at midnight, savoring the best pesto, picking grapes, and cheering cliff divers as we hike the "walkway of love." Each pastel town is a delight, but my favorite is Vernazza - where Giovanni makes pasta and Granelli sells porcini mushrooms at the tiny street market. We sidetrip to Carrara's quarries where Michelangelo selected his marble, then return to Vernazza to stroll the only street with the entire village as the sun sets.

Siena and Assisi: Italy's Grand Hill Towns (Episode #204)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Italy's Grand Hill Towns In red-bricked Siena, we tour its innovative medieval hospital, lavish cathedral, and a bakery that makes panforte (like fruitcake, only better). Exploring the Chianti region, we taste Brunello di Montalcino - with its makers. Spending the night at a farmhouse, we meet the family and the sheep, learn of the Slow Food Movement, and enjoy a homegrown dinner. In Assisi, we follow the footsteps of St. Francis from his humble chapel to the grand basilica - frescoed by Giotto - that holds his tomb.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Florence: City of Art (Episode #203)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

In the birthplace of the Renaissance, we look into the eyes of Michelangelo's David and Botticelli's Venus, learn tricks for touring the Uffizi art gallery, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance-to discover how it was built. Then we delve into the Florentine good life: visiting a fragrant 400-year-old perfumery, sipping Campari on a rooftop, chasing the sunset on a Vespa, and sleeping serenely in a converted monastery.

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 5:27 AM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 4:51 AM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 4:14 AM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 3:37 AM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Florence: City of Art (Episode #203)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

In the birthplace of the Renaissance, we look into the eyes of Michelangelo's David and Botticelli's Venus, learn tricks for touring the Uffizi art gallery, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance-to discover how it was built. Then we delve into the Florentine good life: visiting a fragrant 400-year-old perfumery, sipping Campari on a rooftop, chasing the sunset on a Vespa, and sleeping serenely in a converted monastery.

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 11:27 PM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 10:51 PM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 10:14 PM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 9:37 PM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 3:27 AM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 3:27 AM

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:51 AM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:51 AM

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:14 AM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:14 AM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:37 AM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:37 AM

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 9:27 PM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 3:27 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 9:27 PM

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:51 PM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:51 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:51 PM

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:14 PM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:14 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:14 PM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:37 PM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:37 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:37 PM

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Galicia and the Camino De Santiago (Episode #611H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

We follow the trail pilgrims have trod for centuries, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain. Along the way, we stop off in Pamplona to run with the bulls, and dive into the unique Celtic culture of Galicia-where Riverdance meets flamenco.

Lisbon and the Algarve (Episode #312H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 6:00 PM

Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams-the Algarve. We explore the Land's End of Europe-windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema.

European Travel Skills, Part II (Episode #713H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience.

Venice Sidetrips (Episode #202)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Pulling on hip boots, we settle into the muck of Venice, then take a speedboat tour of the lagoon. On the mainland, we head for Padua to tour a once-illegal anatomy theater and track the restoration of Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel. In Vicenza, we admire elegant Palladian-style streets and villas. In Verona, we climb the Roman Coliseum, jostle with tourists to rub the brass breast of Juliet, and taste-test grappa before riding the train to Ravenna for its dazzling 1500-year-old mosaics.

Venice: Serene, Decadent, and Still Kicking (Episode #201)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Sorting through the monuments of magical Venice, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic. We cruise its main street - the Grand Canal, then get lost in the back lanes. For art, it's Titian, Bellini, Donatello, and the Doge's Palace. We luxuriate in a venerable cafe on St. Mark's Square, enjoy calamari with locals in a canal-side pub, then find our own private Venice under the moonlight on a gondola.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

European Travel Skills, Part III (Episode #714H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

European Travel Skills, Part II (Episode #713H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

European Travel Skills, Part I (Episode #712H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience.

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 3:27 PM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 3:27 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 9:27 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 3:27 PM

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:51 PM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:51 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:51 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:51 PM

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:14 PM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:14 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:14 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:14 PM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:37 PM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:37 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:37 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:37 PM

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 4:27 PM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 3:27 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 9:27 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 3:27 PM

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 3:51 PM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:51 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:51 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:51 PM

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 3:14 PM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:14 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:14 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:14 PM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 2:37 PM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:37 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:37 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:37 PM

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

London: Historic and Dynamic (Episode #708()

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

In many-faceted London, we ponder royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learn how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, discover treasures in the British Library, enjoy the vibrant evening scene in Soho, uncover Churchill's secret WWII headquarters, join the 9-to-5 crowd in the new London, shop where the queen shops, and straddle the Prime Meridian at Greenwich.

Venice and Its Lagoon (Episode #711H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charm. For centuries, it was nicknamed La Serenissima, "The Most Serenely Beautiful One" - and for good reason. Along with sampling the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders, we cruise its lagoon, stopping in fiery Murano for glass, pastel Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born.

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 4:27 AM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 3:27 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 9:27 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 3:27 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 4:27 AM

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 3:51 AM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:51 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:51 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:51 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 3:51 AM

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 3:14 AM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:14 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:14 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:14 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 3:14 AM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:37 AM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:37 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:37 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:37 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:37 AM

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 10:27 PM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 3:27 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 9:27 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 3:27 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 4:27 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 10:27 PM

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 9:51 PM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:51 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:51 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:51 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 3:51 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 9:51 PM

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 9:14 PM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:14 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:14 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:14 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 3:14 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 9:14 PM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 8:37 PM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:37 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:37 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:37 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:37 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 8:37 PM

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:51 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:51 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:51 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 3:51 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 9:51 PM

Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life (Episode #303H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel.

Venice: City of Dreams (Episode #710H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:51 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:51 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:51 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 3:51 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 9:51 PM

Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life (Episode #303H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel.

North England's Lake District and Durham (Episode #709()

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Hiking through the Cumbrian Lake District - England's green and pristine mountain playground - we admire idyllic lakes, discover misty waterfalls, tour a slate mine, and conquer stony summits. And we'll meet the locals - and their beloved dogs and sheep - everywhere. Then we play a little cricket, hike Hadrian's Wall, and are dazzled by Durham's Norman cathedral.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

London: Historic and Dynamic (Episode #708()

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

In many-faceted London, we ponder royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learn how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, discover treasures in the British Library, enjoy the vibrant evening scene in Soho, uncover Churchill's secret WWII headquarters, join the 9-to-5 crowd in the new London, shop where the queen shops, and straddle the Prime Meridian at Greenwich.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Paris: Embracing Life and Art (Episode #707H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

In this second of 2 episodes on Europe's "City of Light," we ride a unicorn into the Middle Ages at the Cluny Museum, take a midnight Paris joyride in a classic car, get an extremely close-up look at heavenly stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle, go on a tombstone pilgrimage at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and savor the Parisian cafe scene. Few cites are so confident in their expertise in good living - and as travelers, we get to share in that uniquely Parisian joie de vivre.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Stockholm (Episode #609H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe.

Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw (Episode #310H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 6:00 PM

Poland is ready to be rediscovered as the old "east" transforms itself into the new heart of Europe. Krakow, with its bubbly Baroque and cobbled charm, is emerging as the exciting "next Prague." Nearby, a visit to Auschwitz teaches us a timeless, soul-searching lesson. Systematically destroyed during World War II, Warsaw is a lively, thriving capital once again.

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:37 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:37 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:37 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:37 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 8:37 PM

Paris: Regal and Intimate (Episode #706H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

In Paris, amidst all of its grandeur, the little joys of life are still embraced. In this first of 2 episodes on Paris, we cruise the Seine River, visit Napoleon's tomb, and take in the Louvre. Then we feel the pulse of Paris - shopping in village-like neighborhoods, attending church in a grand pipe organ loft, and celebrating the mother of all revolutions with a big, patriotic Bastille Day bang.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 3:27 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 9:27 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 3:27 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 4:27 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 10:27 PM

Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca (Episode #302H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Castile sparkles with Roman Segovia, walled Avila, student-filled Salamanca, and holy Toledo! We marvel at El Greco, pop some explosive pickles, and ramble Spain's most awe-inspiring medieval walls. Then, just for fun, we drop in on a bachelorette party with local troubadours, slice and savor tasty jamon, stroll with the crowd, and grab a front-row seat to enjoy Europe's most enchanting square.

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (Episode #705H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 3:27 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 9:27 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 3:27 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 4:27 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 10:27 PM

Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca (Episode #302H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Castile sparkles with Roman Segovia, walled Avila, student-filled Salamanca, and holy Toledo! We marvel at El Greco, pop some explosive pickles, and ramble Spain's most awe-inspiring medieval walls. Then, just for fun, we drop in on a bachelorette party with local troubadours, slice and savor tasty jamon, stroll with the crowd, and grab a front-row seat to enjoy Europe's most enchanting square.

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (Episode #704H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 2:14 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:14 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 2:14 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 3:14 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 9:14 PM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Rome: Back-Street Riches (Episode #703H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:37 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:37 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:37 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:37 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 8:37 PM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Rome: Baroque Brilliance (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Stockholm (Episode #609)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe.

Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains and Bergen (Episode #608H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

For Scandinavia's most thrilling sightseeing, we sail under towering fjord cliffs, hike on powerful glaciers, and find surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets. Then we delve into the Hanseatic heritage and enjoy the salty hospitality of Norway's historic capitol, Bergen.

French Riviera: Uniquely Chic (Episode #309H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 6:00 PM

A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. We follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso.

Stockholm (Episode #609)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe.

Athens and Side Trips (Episode #508H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 3:34 AM

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters (Episode #610)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life. We'll start in Helsinki with its neoclassical old town, modern flair for design, and steamy saunas. Then it's just a two-hour boat ride to Tallinn - with its medieval charms and new-found prosperity - celebrating its freedom and thriving in its post-USSR renaissance.

Athens and Side Trips (Episode #508H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 9:34 PM

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

Rome: Ancient Glory (Episode #701H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Part 1 of 3 on the Eternal City, this episode resurrects the rubble and brings back to life the capital of the ancient world. Focusing on the grandeur of classical Rome, we marvel at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art. Then we go offbeat by bicycle to see the Appian Way and marvels of Roman engineering.

Athens and Side Trips (Episode #508H)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 4:34 AM

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

Rome: Ancient Glory (Episode #701H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Part 1 of 3 on the Eternal City, this episode resurrects the rubble and brings back to life the capital of the ancient world. Focusing on the grandeur of classical Rome, we marvel at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art. Then we go offbeat by bicycle to see the Appian Way and marvels of Roman engineering.

Athens and Side Trips (Episode #508H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 10:34 PM

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

Basque Country (Episode #612)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

The homeland of the proud and resilient Basque people is split between France and Spain. From our San Sebastian home base, we tour the ancient Basque capital of Gernika, the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao, and then cross into France for more Basque Country charms. From yummy tapa bars to lightning-fast jai alai games, we'll experience Basque culture at its most vivid.

The Majesty of Madrid (Episode #301H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Madrid is studded with riches from its glory days. We tour the lavish Royal Palace, enjoy art-packed museums, and look deep into Picasso's greatest masterpiece. Experiencing Madrid at its fun-loving best, we' re mesmerized by flamenco dancers and munch on pigs' ears. Then, for a dose of Spain's dramatic history, we side-trip to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen.

Basque Country (Episode #612)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The homeland of the proud and resilient Basque people is split between France and Spain. From our San Sebastian home base, we tour the ancient Basque capital of Gernika, the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao, and then cross into France for more Basque Country charms. From yummy tapa bars to lightning-fast jai alai games, we'll experience Basque culture at its most vivid.

The Majesty of Madrid (Episode #301H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Madrid is studded with riches from its glory days. We tour the lavish Royal Palace, enjoy art-packed museums, and look deep into Picasso's greatest masterpiece. Experiencing Madrid at its fun-loving best, we' re mesmerized by flamenco dancers and munch on pigs' ears. Then, for a dose of Spain's dramatic history, we side-trip to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen.

Galicia and the Camino De Santiago (Episode #611)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

We follow the trail pilgrims have trod for centuries, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain. Along the way, we stop off in Pamplona to run with the bulls, and dive into the unique Celtic culture of Galicia-where Riverdance meets flamenco.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters (Episode #610)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life. We'll start in Helsinki with its neoclassical old town, modern flair for design, and steamy saunas. Then it's just a two-hour boat ride to Tallinn - with its medieval charms and new-found prosperity - celebrating its freedom and thriving in its post-USSR renaissance.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Stockholm (Episode #609)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
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