Rick Steves’ new Italy audio walking tours

Rick Steves is a popular writer of European travel guidebooks and host in several travel shows on public television and public radio. His excellent Italy guides offer plenty of detailed information on places to visit and affordable accommodations in main Italy destinations (N.B. Our eBook is a perfect companion of Rick’s guides as we focus on the Italian culture and how to deal with everyday things in your trip).

Among his new media initiatives that I like the most are the FREE audio walking tours of Rome, Florence and Venice.
These audio tours are downloadable MP3 files narrated by Rick himself that you can put on your portable device such as an iPod or SmartPhone. Rick explains the history of places like the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, the Uffizi Gallery and other important locations as if you were hiring a dedicated guide.

I praise Rick for embracing blogging and podcasting as a way to create conversations with his audience and I look forward to see his audio tours start covering more areas outside the classic tourist circuit.


  1. Eugene Pagano says

    Another good feature of the Rick Steves podcasts is that each one is divided into tracks or chapters with its own photographic image of the subject of the tack or chapter. Thus, when Mr. Steves is discussing a particular building or work of art, you can view it on your iPhone or iPod screen. It is like a slide show for armchair travelers who can't go to Italy right away!

  2. Eugene Pagano says

    italyguides.it has Italian and English language podcasts describing cultural attractions. More are available in Italian than in English.

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