The Guide to Essential Italy

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The Guide to Essential Italy

2015

In collaboration with the Smithsonian, The Great Courses brings you the exceptional gems and daily life of Italy's past and present in a visually stunning tour. Explore Rome, Florence, and Venice, and take side trips to places...

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Director
The Great Courses
Features
Kenneth Bartlett
Supplier
The Great Courses

In This Series

Rome: The Eternal City
Episode 1
Rome: The Eternal City
The Capitoline and the Colosseum
Episode 2
The Capitoline and the Colosseum
Imperial Palaces of the Palatine Hill
Episode 3
Imperial Palaces of the Palatine Hill
Pompeii: A City Frozen in Time
Episode 4
Pompeii: A City Frozen in Time
The Roman Forum
Episode 5
The Roman Forum
Along the Via Sacra to the Capitoline
Episode 6
Along the Via Sacra to the Capitoline
The Via del Corso and Princely Palaces
Episode 7
The Via del Corso and Princely Palaces
The Trevi Fountain and Baroque Rome
Episode 8
The Trevi Fountain and Baroque Rome
Above and Beyond the Spanish Steps
Episode 9
Above and Beyond the Spanish Steps
At the Bend in the Tiber
Episode 10
At the Bend in the Tiber
The Pantheon to Campo dei Fiori
Episode 11
The Pantheon to Campo dei Fiori
Piazza Farnese to the Ara Pacis
Episode 12
Piazza Farnese to the Ara Pacis
Piazza del Popolo to San Clemente
Episode 13
Piazza del Popolo to San Clemente
The Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica
Episode 14
The Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica
Orvieto, Siena, and San Gimignano
Episode 15
Orvieto, Siena, and San Gimignano
Florence: Politics in Art and Architecture
Episode 16
Florence: Politics in Art and Architecture
From the Piazza del Duomo to San Marco
Episode 17
From the Piazza del Duomo to San Marco
Santa Croce and the Pazzi Chapel
Episode 18
Santa Croce and the Pazzi Chapel
En Route to the Ponte Vecchio
Episode 19
En Route to the Ponte Vecchio
The Pitti Palace
Episode 20
The Pitti Palace
The Oltrarno
Episode 21
The Oltrarno
Walking to Santa Maria Novella
Episode 22
Walking to Santa Maria Novella
From Santa Maria Novella to San Lorenzo
Episode 23
From Santa Maria Novella to San Lorenzo
The Medici Legacy
Episode 24
The Medici Legacy
The Ognissanti, Palaces, Parks, and Villas
Episode 25
The Ognissanti, Palaces, Parks, and Villas
Romantic Views: San Miniato and Fiesole
Episode 26
Romantic Views: San Miniato and Fiesole
Arezzo, Perugia, and Assisi
Episode 27
Arezzo, Perugia, and Assisi
Venice: The Center of Power
Episode 28
Venice: The Center of Power
The Drawing Room of Europe: Piazza San Marco
Episode 29
The Drawing Room of Europe: Piazza San Marco
The Basilica of San Marco
Episode 30
The Basilica of San Marco
The Ducal Palace
Episode 31
The Ducal Palace
Venetian Civilization
Episode 32
Venetian Civilization
Along the Giudecca and Grand Canals
Episode 33
Along the Giudecca and Grand Canals
The Upper Grand Canal and San Marco on Foot
Episode 34
The Upper Grand Canal and San Marco on Foot
The Rialto and Sestiere San Polo
Episode 35
The Rialto and Sestiere San Polo
Sestiere Castello and the Outer Islands
Episode 36
Sestiere Castello and the Outer Islands