Premise: Rick Steves' guidebooks, public-radio program and numerous television series have made him an essential resource for travelers wishing to explore Europe. This program finds the knowledgeable host offering globetrotters a fresh perspective on lodgings, transportation and places to visit on their journeys. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is Steves' belief that travelers should become ``temporary locals,'' exploring not only major cities and the usual sites, but out-of-the-way locales that often produce the most authentic, and enjoyable, experiences of a trip.
S07, E03 (First Aired: Oct. 20, 2012)
The Trastevere district's historic Jewish Ghetto; churches.
S07, E04 (First Aired: Oct. 27, 2012)
Michelangelo's ``David''; Botticelli's ``Birth of Venus''; Ghiberti's ``Gates of Paradise''; Florentine artists live and work across the Arno.