Rome: Eternally Engaging

In this hour-long travel special, we explore the "Eternal City" of Rome, a grand and ancient metropolis rich with exquisite art, vibrant culture, and centuries of history. We trace the rise and fall of classical Rome, meander through the heart of Bernini's Baroque Rome, and make a pilgrimage to the Vatican. Then, we follow Rick as he uncovers the charms of hidden neighborhoods filled with character and energy, enjoys a Roman feast, and mixes and mingles with the locals during an early-evening stroll through the city's romantic nightspots. 


Content: Segments from three half-hour episodes from Rick Steves' Europe Season 7: 701 Rome: Ancient Glory, 702 Rome: Baroque Brilliance, and 703 Rome: Back-Street Riches — woven together with additional footage. Length: 56 minutes. Released 2012.

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Rick Steves' Rome: Eternally Engaging [33 words]
In this hour-long travel special, Rick Steves traces the rise and fall of classical Rome, meanders through the heart of Bernini's Baroque Rome, makes a pilgrimage to the Vatican, and uncovers neighborhood charms.

Rick Steves' Rome: Eternally Engaging [88 words]
In this hour-long travel special, Rick Steves explores the "Eternal City" of Rome, a grand and ancient metropolis rich with exquisite art, vibrant culture and centuries of history. In "Rick Steves Special: Rome, Eternally Engaging," 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. Then, he uncovers the charms of hidden neighborhoods filled with character and energy, enjoys a Roman feast, and mixes and mingles with the locals during an early-evening stroll through the city's romantic nightspots.

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Rick inside the Colosseum

Rick inside the Colosseum. Download image

Bernini's

Bernini's Apollo Chasing Daphne in the Borghese Gallery. Download image

Michelangelo's

Michelangelo's Pièta in St. Peter's Basilica. Download image

Rick at the Victor Emmanuel monument

Rick at the Victor Emmanuel Monument. Download image

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona. Download image

The floodlit Pantheon

The floodlit Pantheon. Download image

The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain. Download image

Rick at the Spanish Steps

Rick at the Spanish Steps. Download image

Mosaics in the Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere

Mosaics in the Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere. Download image

Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica. Download image

 

Vatican City

St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Download image

Rick Steves at the Forum

Rick at the Roman Forum. Download image

 

Rick Steves outside St. Peter's

Rick outside St. Peter's Basilica. Download image

Inside the Pantheon

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