Ancient Greek and Roman remnants are more than cold stone, they hold centuries of history and stories. Revisit Rudy’s favorite classical and magical sites around the Mediterranean, including Athens, Delphi, Delos, Paestum, Syracuse, Pompeii, Rome, and Provence.
Wherever you are headed in Europe, music rings out in concert halls, opera houses, local festivals, markets, and street corners. Rudy shares his favorite musical moments in destinations that are worth a special trip.
Begin this intoxicating tour in Reims, home of the historic cathedral where French kings were crowned. Visit champagne producers, both large and small, in wine country, and shop for fine chocolate in the medieval town of Troyes. Discover Charleville’s tradition of puppetry, and marvel at the Fortress of Sedan, the largest castle in Europe.
A European city bustles. It is a hub of commerce and the arts, and it is filled with energy, surprise, and international flavor. Where do you start if you have just twenty-four hours? Here, Rudy highlights some of the best urban culture in four great European cities.