Travel and Traditions
The Travels & Traditions is a series of half-hour programs in which award-winning journalist Burt Wolf travels to cities around the world telling the stories of local traditions that have influenced us all. In many locations, he also shows how foreign traditions have influenced the city he is visiting. He reveals the relationship of marriage and food and the history of gaming. And, of course, he examines society and culture through eating.
Burt visits the Coliseum, finds out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, and takes a private tour of the Vatican.
Siena and Assisi, Italy (August 10)
Burt visits the Basilica of St. Francis, the great Church in Siena, and tours of one of Italy's most important wineries.
Luzern for Fun and Profit (August 17)
Burt explores the beautiful area surrounding the Swiss city of Lucerne and the Rosengart Museum.
_______________________________________________________________________ Cruising The Adriatic Sea (August 24)
Burt sails from Venice to Bari and across the Adriatic Sea to Montenegro. He enters the Mediterranean and cruises to Turkey, Malta, and Sicily.
Luzern, Switzerland (August 31)
Burt takes a lake steamer to the foot of Mount Pilatus and rides the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the top of a 7,000 foot peak for some of the most impressive views of Switzerland. The he visits the Lion Monument that honors the Swiss Guards who died defending the King of France in 1792. He walks across the Chapel Bridge that was constructed in the first half of the 14th century as a part of the city's fortifications. Burt also tours the Old Town with its fountain squares and painted buildings and the Jesuit Church.
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