Program 481: Saints of Spain; Footsteps of St. Paul; Michelangelo in Florence
Release Date: 04-15-2017
Tour guides from Spain explain the importance of local saints to this festive country's national identity. Then actor David Suchet shares what he discovered about his own religious faith while retracing the first-century travels of St. Paul. And Rick chats with art historian Miles J. Unger about the masterpieces by Michelangelo that travelers can enjoy on a visit to the artist's hometown of Florence.
- Jorge Román, tour guide based in Madrid
- Francisco Glaria, tour guide based in Pamplona, Spain
- Actor David Suchet, host of "In the Footsteps of Saint Paul"
- Miles J. Unger, author of "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces" (Simon and Schuster)
- Cameron Hewitt feature on making pasta in Tuscany
- A list of festivals in Spain includes many that honor a variety of saints.
- Information about Saint James the Moor Slayer.
- A recipe for making the confection "Yemas de Santa Teresa," which some religious orders in Spain sell to the public.
- The statue of the La Virgen de la Esperanza, or "La Macarena," is in Seville, Spain.
- A biography of Saint Ignatius Loyola, from Spain's Basque Country.
- Tour guide Francisco Glaria specializes in the Navarra region of Spain from his home base in Pamplona.
- Actor David Suchet traveled to the Middle East and Rome to film "In the Footsteps of Saint Paul," and later, "In the Footsteps of Saint Peter." He also has recently narrated a documentary about Martin Luther and the history of the Protestant Reformation, "This Changed Everything," which is showing on some public TV stations this year.
- David may be best known for starring as Agatha Christie's detective Poirot for 25 years on TV.
- Sites along the Appian Way to Rome.
- Miles J. Unger is the author of "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces."
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- Wikipedia lists the sculptures, paintings and architectural works of Michelangelo.
- The Casa Buonarroti Museum is in Florence.
- Michelangelo's sculpture of the crucified Christ, which he made as a teenager in Florence, has just been returned to the Santo Spirito church there.
- The Vatican provides a virtual view of Michelangelo's art in the Sistine Chapel, empty of tourists blocking the views.
- Michelangelo's statue of David is displayed at the Accademia in Florence.
- Michelangelo's statue of "The Deposition of Christ" can be viewed at Duomo Museum in Florence.
- The Eataly website has a recipe for making Tuscan-style pici pasta.
More with David Suchet - David Suchet, host of two BBC-produced travel documentaries, "In the Footsteps of Saint Paul" and "In the Footsteps of Saint Peter," explains the importance of the first century Council of Jerusalem in which the apostles participated. It decided how gentiles could participate in the fledgling Christian church. (runs 1:01)