- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Released: June 22, 2010
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Questar
Rudy Maxa, the most trusted name in travel, goes beyond the guidebooks to share his authoritative tips, trips and secret places. Now, Europe looks even better in spectacular Blu-ray. The world's most popular destinations, hidden treasures and off-the-beaten path surprises pop off the screen in spectacular high definition, making these discs a must-own collectible for millions of travel buffs. The first three discs in this collection make up the first travel series photographed in high definition. Rudy, one of America's foremost travel experts, is seen on more than 300 PBS stations every week, is the popular voice of The Savvy Traveler as heard on NPR, and is the contributing editor of National Geographic's Traveler magazine. Program 1: Rome - Rome beckons with its ancient treasures and modern pleasures, Rudy makes the most of your visit with stops at Rome's charming cafes and shops, informative historic city walks, and a detour to Vatican City. Program 2: Venice - In magical Venice, Rudy reveals how to escape the crowds by visiting the neighborhoods of Dorsoduro, Cannaregio and San Polo. Join Rudy for a rousing drink at the city's oldest wine bar, take a dreamy gondola ride, and journey to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello for hand blown glass and lace. Program 3: Florence - Discover glorious Florence. Visit the great museums -- the Uffizi, Bargello, and Accademia, as well as the landmarks of the Renaissance -- the Duomo, Baptistry and Giotto's Tower. An excursion outside of town leads to a Medici villa, a sleepy Tuscan town, and a museum with inventions by Leonardo da Vinci. Program 4: Naples and the Amalfi Coast - Deep in the heart of Italy, Naples is the ideal launching point for exploring some of Italy's great historic treasures. Marvel at the ancient city of Pompeii and the devastation of Mount Vesuvius, hop a ferry to the isle of Capri, and drive the spectacular Amalfi coast to take in magnificent views. In addition to the Blu-ray disc, this combo pack also includes: 1. DVD version of the program(s) that you can play in your DVD player, vehicle or computer. 2. Digital copy of the program that you can download to your computer and/or transfer to your mobile devices. Questar is pleased to offer you the ability to watch our award-wining programs whenever and wherever you want!