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, Rome, and Venice. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at https://www.ricksteves.com.
Florence: Uffizi Gallery
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." Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
Florence: Accademia and David
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. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
Florence: Renaissance Walk
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. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
Tour ancient Rome's most enduring monument, seeing where emperors sat, gladiators warmed up, and thousands cheered. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
Rome: Heart of Rome Walk
This walk winds through an urban village of narrow lanes, panoramic piazzas, fanciful fountains, and some of Europe’s best people-watching. Allow about 2 hours for this mile-long walk. If you're going to visit the Pantheon, download the companion audio tour available in this playlist. And don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
Rome: Jewish Ghetto
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. Don't forget to download the handy PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
I am in Italy and these podcasts are super helpful. Keep up the good work
We both had this walking audio tour downloaded to our phones. The audio navigated us beautifully through the streets of Florence!
Good for Pompei
I downloaded this after entering Pompei and realizing it was impossible without a guide. This didn’t cover everything, but was fantastic especially in a pinch! Also free compared to the audio guides for 8 Euros outside the entrance.