24 episodes

Rick Steves Audio Tours are leaving the podcast space. For the latest versions of these audio tours, download the (free!) Rick Steves' Audio Europe™ App — available for Apple and Android. The app also includes hours of top-quality travel talk excerpted from the Travel with Rick Steves radio interviews to add another dimension — and some different voices — to your travel planning and appreciation. Learn more at https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-europe
Rick Steves Italy Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Italy's most notable museums and historic sites in Assisi, Florence, Pompeii, Milan, Naples, Rome, Siena, and Venice. Excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved.

Italy Audio Tours Rick Steves

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 38 Ratings

Rick Steves Audio Tours are leaving the podcast space. For the latest versions of these audio tours, download the (free!) Rick Steves' Audio Europe™ App — available for Apple and Android. The app also includes hours of top-quality travel talk excerpted from the Travel with Rick Steves radio interviews to add another dimension — and some different voices — to your travel planning and appreciation. Learn more at https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-europe
Rick Steves Italy Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Italy's most notable museums and historic sites in Assisi, Florence, Pompeii, Milan, Naples, Rome, Siena, and Venice. Excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved.

    Florence: Uffizi Gallery

    Florence: Uffizi Gallery

    For the latest version of this audio tour, download the (free!) Rick Steves' Audio Europe™ App — available for Apple and Android. Learn more at https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-europe
    The world's best collection of Italian Renaissance painting shows off the beauty of nature in all its three-dimensional glory, including masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael, plus Botticelli's "Birth of Venus."

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Florence: Accademia and David

    Florence: Accademia and David

    For the latest version of this audio tour, download the (free!) Rick Steves' Audio Europe™ App — available for Apple and Android. Learn more at https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-europe
    David is the very symbol of Renaissance optimism and one of Europe's great sightseeing thrills. We'll also see Michelangelo's Prisoners — unfinished statues that give insight into this troubled genius.

    • 25 min
    Florence: Renaissance Walk

    Florence: Renaissance Walk

    For the latest version of this audio tour, download the (free!) Rick Steves' Audio Europe™ App — available for Apple and Android. Learn more at https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-europe
    Florence birthed the Renaissance. Enjoy its soaring church dome, famous statues, lazy river, and world-class gelato. Walk the same narrow streets as Michelangelo, the Medicis, and Florentines today.

    • 54 min
    Rome: Colosseum

    Rome: Colosseum

    For the latest version of this audio tour, download the (free!) Rick Steves' Audio Europe™ App — available for Apple and Android. Learn more at https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-europe
    Tour ancient Rome's most enduring monument, seeing where emperors sat, gladiators warmed up, and thousands cheered.

    • 41 min
    Rome: Heart of Rome Walk

    Rome: Heart of Rome Walk

    For the latest version of this audio tour, download the (free!) Rick Steves' Audio Europe™ App — available for Apple and Android. Learn more at https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-europe
    This walk winds through an urban village of narrow lanes, panoramic piazzas, fanciful fountains, and some of Europe’s best people-watching.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Rome: Jewish Ghetto

    Rome: Jewish Ghetto

    For the latest version of this audio tour, download the (free!) Rick Steves' Audio Europe™ App — available for Apple and Android. Learn more at https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-europe
    For centuries, Rome's Jewish ghetto has been the site of both relentless persecution and the undying pride and solidarity of a tight-knit community. Though most of the old ghetto has been torn down, you can still find a few reminders of the Roman Jews' storied past and lively present.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Joe loves this app ,

Must have travel companion

Thanks Rick!! It's incredible that this set of audio guides are free! We used all your tours for Rome, Venice and Florence. My wife and I used one iPod connected to a headphone splitter for the tours. It's amazing how many people are actually using the same audio guide at the same time. You can recognize them by their iPods, headphones (with splitters), and the Rick Steve's guide maps. Of course, you will see a few tourist hovering one unnoticeable item and marvel at it that other tourists don't even care to see!
The instructions in the audio guide are very clear, you know exactly when to pause and start again. Also, the photos associated with each chapter really help for finding what to look at.

With these audio guides, I truly feel like a traveller rather than a tourist only wanting to see postcard sights. I will definitely use the audio guides for other countries!

A little hint, we listened to the audio guide once before entering the site (you will have plenty of time in the line up), then restart it once we got in. This helped us not to miss anything.

lorrainewong ,

Not updated for 2016

We used this audioguide for a self tour last week and it was not updated at all. Over half of the stated stops were closed/under construction and we were not even able to enter. Evidently, this audioguide was made in 2011 and not updated for 2016. Should be updated and not be available for download.

In addition, none of the mentioned stops even had the body casts characteristic of Pompeii! We had to ask fellow tourists on stops where to go.

For all the time & money you spend coming to Pompeii, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME with this download. Hire an English speaking guide instead - there are plenty at the gate.

Romacanadian ,

Great guide

I used these guides for our time in Rome and it was great. We could have rented audio guides for 5€, but I found that this guide was much better. Would recommend to everyone.

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