Italy: Cities of Dreams Pledge Event

In this two-hour special, travel guru Rick Steves tours the ancient glories and back-street riches of three great Italian cities — Rome, Venice, and Florence. Starting in Florence, Rick beholds the art of Fra Angelico, Botticelli, and Michelangelo before savoring a Florentine-style steak. In Rome, he ventures into the rustic neighborhoods of Trastevere and the Ghetto. In Venice, he gazes upon the splendor of the Doge before embracing the good life with a gastronomic pub crawl and a romantic gondola ride.

Content: Italy-focused segments from the Rick Steves' Europe television series, interspersed with lively pledge breaks. Length: 2 hours. Released 2014.

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Promotional Media

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David in Florence's Accademia. Download image

Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River in Florence. Download image

Rick at Florence's Piazzale Michelangelo. Download image

Rick enjoying one of Rome's many outdoor cafes. Download image

Cruising the canals of Venice. Download image

Gondolas and San Giorgio Maggiore Church. Download image

Premium Levels

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$60 Level
  • Rick Steves' Europe: 11 New Shows DVD set 2013–2014 (2-disc DVD set): These episodes from Season 7 take you through the best of Europe's top city destinations: Venice, Florence, Rome, Paris, London, and beyond. Running time 5½ hours. All shows widescreen, closed captioned, NTSC format, all region compatible.
    • Station Kit cost: $7.00
    • Fair market value: $31.94
    • Item #: ZZ-ITALYCITIES-60
$60 Level
$60 Level
$60 Level
$90 Level
  • Rick Steves Italy guidebook (most recent year)
  • Rick Steves' Europe: 11 New Shows DVD set 2013–2014 (2-disc DVD set)
    • Station Kit cost: $16.00
    • Fair market value: $44.97
    • Item #: ZZ-ITALYCITIES-90
$180 Level
All Levels
  • Rick Steves Italy Planning Map
    • Fair market value: $8.99
    • Item #: MP-AV-ITA
  • Rick Steves Travel Skills DVD: In this two-DVD set filled with information-packed travel lectures, Rick shares how to travel smoothly and affordably through Europe with practical tips on planning a trip, getting around, finding accommodations, staying safe, packing right, and more! Plus, Rick presents the history of European art from medieval through modern times and teaches how to broaden your perspective through travel, plus the bonus extra: Rick Steves Tour Experience.
    • No market value
    • Item #: DV-BD-TRV2
  • "Rick Steves' Best Destinations" travel newsletter: 64 pages of stories, color photos, and graphics of Rick's top itineraries in Europe.
    • No market value
    • Item #: ZZ-MAIL-NEWSLTR


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