Rick Steves’ Europe kicks off its seventh season on Monday evening, September 17 at 7 PM on KCTS 9 Seattle with an hour-long special, Rome: Eternally Engaging. This season’s travel menu includes 14 new episodes where Rick rediscovers Rome, London, Paris, Venice, Florence and England’s Lake District. The season concludes with a three-part travel skills mini-series that offers travel tips and insights. All episodes are 30 minutes and in wide-screen, high-definition. Here’s the complete season:
- Rick Steves Special: Rome, Eternally Engaging (60 minutes)
- Rome: Ancient Glory
- Rome: Baroque Brilliance
- Rome: Back-Street Brilliance
- Florence: Heart of the Renaissance
- Florence Delights and Tuscan Side Trips
- Paris: Regal and Intimate
- Paris: Embracing Life and Art
- London: Historic and Dynamic
- North England’s Lake District and Durham
- Venice: City of Dreams
- Venice and its Lagoon
- European Travel Skills, Parts I-II-II
Rome: Eternally Engaging is an hour-long travel special exploring the Eternal City of Rome. The ancient metropolis is known for its rich and exquisite art, vibrant culture and centuries of history. In this new episode, Rick traces the rise and fall of classical Rome; meanders through the heart of Bernini’s Baroque Rome; and makes a pilgrimage to the Vatican. There are also stops at hidden neighborhoods, a Roman feast and an early-evening stroll through the city’s magical night stops.
Rick Steves has been in the travel business since 1973, spending four months each year exploring Europe. He has researched and written more than 30 travel guidebooks, and today is the best selling guide book author of international guide books in the United States. In addition to himself, his film crew for Rick Steves’ Europe includes producer Simon Griffith, cameraman Karel Bauer and editor Steve Cammarano. The episodes are produced by Back Door Productions at Rick Steves’ Europe Through The Back Door Inc. in Edmonds, Washington. They are presented by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and distributed through American Public Television at no cost to public TV stations nationwide. He also produces and hosts the weekly public radio show, Travel with Rick Steves. More information is available at his Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door website.