RICK STEVES' EUROPE

Program Details
Air Time: 
12/07/2015 - 7:00pm - 7:29pm
Program Title: 
SIENA AND ASSISI: ITALY'S GRAND HILL TOWNS
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://www.ricksteves.com
PSIP Description: 
Tour an innovative medieval hospital and a lavish cathedral. Follow the footsteps of St. Francis.
Long Description: 
In red-bricked Siena, we tour its innovative medieval hospital, lavish cathedral, and a bakery that makes panforte (like fruitcake, only better). Exploring the Chianti region, we taste Brunello di Montalcino--with its makers. Spending the night at a farmhouse, we meet the family and the sheep, learn of the Slow Food Movement, and enjoy a homegrown dinner. In Assisi, we follow the footsteps of St. Francis from his humble chapel to the grand basilica--frescoed by Giotto--that holds his tomb.