Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Rick Steves arrives in Florence, Italy, where before embarking upon his traditional guided tour, he passes on advice on how to visit one of Europe's priciest tourist attractions on a modest budget (and how to avoid crowds in the bargain). Starting with the Brancacci chapel of Carmine, Rick goes through the Uffizi Gallery, the Bargello, the Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vechhio, the Duomo, and the Baptistry. Along the way, the host advises future tourists of proper Italian telephone etiquette. Highlights in this eighth episode of Travels in Europe With Rick Steves includes glimpses of Michelangelo's David and the Masaccio frescoes.