Watch Italy's Countryside 2000 - 2007
In this special set, join Rick Steves on his European adventure among the beautiful and scenic landscape of the Italian countryside. Italy is a nation known for its rich history and influence, having served as the seat of power for empires and religions alike. Rick Steves will take you on a journey in these episodes to teach you more about this ancient nation. This set includes six episodes where Steves leads you on tours of some of Italy's best kept secrets. See historic sites on the island of Sicily. Learn about Italy's hidden Riveria and watch Rick as he takes you on a tour of some of the country's ancient towns. See Italy the way it was meant to be seen.
Watch Full Episodes of Italy's Countryside 2000 - 2007
The Best of Sicily (27:00)
Italy's Amalfi Coast (26:00)
Italy's Great Hill T... (26:00)
Italy's Countryside 2000 - 2007 Full Episode Guide
After going fishing with El Presidente off Cefalu, we land in rough-and-tumble Palermo. Marveling at the eerie skeletons in a Cappuccin crypt, airy mosaics of Monreale, enchanting ruins of Segesta, and the fiery rim of Mount Etna, we enjoy the best of Sicily.
Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri.
Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world.
The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard.