Travels in Europe : Rome (1991)

Genres - Travel  |   Sub-Genres - Guided Travel  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The seventh episode of Travels in Europe finds host Rick Steves in the "Eternal City" of Rome. Describing the Seven Hills street plan as a "bowl of spaghetti," Rick ushers the viewer to such landmarks as St. Peters, the Colosseum, the Forum, and Santa Maria in the Trastevere district. Other stopovers include a few garish examples of Mussolini's fascist architecture and a handful of enticing out-of-the-way locales. Finally, Rick pays a visit to Ostia Antica, one of the best-preserved vestiges of ancient Rome.