Hi from Rick: Europe Awaits!
Have you ever had a cappuccino with a Capuchin? A few years ago, on a visit to Sicily, I got to do just that. After touring Palermo's bony Capuchin crypt — an eerie full house of human skeletons — I met a monk (who was still very much alive). Brother Antonio explained how his traditional look — brown robe, white hair — is the namesake of Italy's favorite drink, coffee topped with foam.
Over the past year, I've been reliving treasured "only in Europe" moments like my cappuccino with a Capuchin, and dreaming of all the places we'll go as soon as COVID is behind us. In fact, the joy of these memories inspired me to collect six of my favorite European destinations — offbeat, romantic, or just plain good for the soul — into a public television pledge special called "Europe Awaits," which airs nationwide on Monday evening, June 7…Read more