Program 413: Folk Music of Italy; Swiss Watching; Weekend in Wales

Release Date: 08-01-2015


A British ex-pat tells us what it's like to live in Switzerland, and explains why the Swiss are deliberately different from the rest of their European neighbors. We'll also get pointers for fun things to explore on a weekend in Wales from one of that country's top tour guides. And a musician from Orvieto provides examples of the different styles of folk and traditional music you can enjoy across Italy.


  • David Tordi, guitarist/vocalist for the band Bartender, based in Orvieto, Italy
  • Diccon Bewes, author of "Swiss Watching" and "Slow Train to Switzerland" (Nicholas Brealey Publishing)
  • Martin de Lewandowicz, tour guide from Wales

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Program Extras

More with Martin de Lewandowicz - Rick and Welsh guide Martin de Lewandowicz realize how well the Welsh people "embrace life," regardless of their harsh climate and landscape. (runs 1:59)