Assisi, Italy: Legacy of St. Francis

An hour’s drive to the east takes us to the neighboring state of Umbria, famous for the town of Assisi and its beloved St. Francis, who had a huge impact on the medieval church. The story of medieval Europe is the story of hard lives and a very religious world where people struggled and stressed…

A Visit to St. George’s Market, Belfast

Hey, I’m Rick Steves. I’m in Belfast. I’m at St George’s Market, and I’ve never been here before. It’s just really fun. I’m with my guide, Jackie Gillespie. Jackie: Hi. Rick: Hey, Jackie. So, this used to be filled with farmers and merchants? Jackie: Yes. They used to sell mostly meat — butchered meat —…

European Festivals II

-Hi, I’m Rick Steves, and it’s party time in Europe. In this special episode, we’ll see no museums and no art galleries, just lots of Europeans having lots of fun. People here are expert at festivals, and we’re invited. Let’s go. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ Europe has some amazing festivals, and as traveler’s, we’re welcome…