• 2:12

    Accompany Rudy to the 18th Century Pedrocchi Cafe, Padua’s most elegant cafe where French writer Stendahl visited to work his craft. Explore Scrovegni Chapel with its frescoes by Giotto, artwork that led the way to the Renaissance. Visitors are allowed fifteen minutes in the chapel, and reservations are required.

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  • 5:23

    Verona contains extensive Roman ruins, including the magnificent Arena di Verona (Verona Arena), the third-largest Roman amphitheater ever built, and where Rudy and his son will enjoy a performance of Aida. Stroll down the historic town plaza of Piazza delle Erbe, and visit the House of Juliet. Inside the Basilica of San Zeno, the Madonna

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  • 2:38

    Historically, Ravenna has been a very important port for the Roman Empire. The Basilica of San Vitale contains prime examples of early Christian Byzantine architecture and artwork. Rimini began as a health spa in the 1800s, and to this day the laid back atmosphere is ideal for those seeking relaxation with that special someone.

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  • 3:28

    Within the Emilia-Romagna region, and standing in the center of Fontanellato is the Rocca Sanvitale Fortress (Sanvitale Castle), which contains frescoes by Parmigianino. Villages such as Via Saidello are among many whose residents rent out their villas and homes to travelers, lucky for travelers who are made to feel right at home. In Fiumalbo, amidst

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    Your visit to Parma begins with a tour of Caseificio Razionale Novese Spaccio Formaggi that has mastered the art of creating Parmigiano-Reggiano. Also, discover the Parma Baptistery, the Piazza del Duomo, and the Cathedral of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Daisuke Utagawa joins Rudy to experience the region’s delectable prosciutto di parma.

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  • 5:01

    Travel the ancient Roman road of Via Emilia to Modena, and visit La Ca’ Dal Non Acetaia to learn about and taste the spectrum of flavors behind Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena, the famous local balsamic vinegar. Also, visit the Piazza Grande, Modena Cathedral, and the Galleria Ferrari, a museum dedicated to the work of

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  • 3:33

    Explore Bologna and its over 200 towers. The Piazza Maggiore is considered the center of town Tamburini, while Ditta AF Tamburini is considered the center of Bolognese food. Gain a bit of background on Bolognese food with special guest Daisuke Utagawa. The Pinacoteca Nazionale displays a wider variety of art styles by Bologna’s famous artists.

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  • 2:37

    In Umbria, explore Orvieto’s medieval character, including the ancient underground city of Velzna (a.k.a. Volsinii or Vulsinii). In Tuscany, you will find Rudy’s favorite Italian hilltown of Pitigliano.

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  • 2:14

    Explore Italy’s wine heaven in Tuscany and Umbria, home to world-class vineyards, Brunello di Montalcino, and other notable wines.

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