Ancient Sites of France — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Sophisticated cave paintings and Roman engineering achievements in today’s France reveal ancient standards of living that went beyond mere survival. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #france Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel resources: • “Rick Steves’ Europe” public television series:…

Museums of Germany — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. From the world’s oldest globe to reminders both mundane and dark of postwar Communism, Germany has preserved its rich and sometimes turbulent history. More Germany travel info https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/germany #ricksteveseurope #ricksteves #germanytravel Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel…

Churches of Spain — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Spain’s great houses of worship showcase magnificent art and architecture in an array of styles, from Moorish majesty to the singular Sagrada Família. More Spain travel info https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/spain #ricksteveseurope #ricksteves #spaintravel Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel…

Ancient Sites of Great Britain — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. These man-made marvels have stood as part of Britain’s geographic – and spiritual – landscape for thousands of years, their quiet allure undiminished. More Great Britain travel info https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/england #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #britaintravel Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe…

Palaces of Italy — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. The rise of humanism — and of art for art’s sake — is on full display in the grand palaces of Florence and Venice, monuments to the rich and powerful. More Italy travel info https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/italy #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #italytravel Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe.…

Castles of Scotland — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Imposing strongholds across the rugged Scottish landscape housed royalty and defended against many sieges throughout a turbulent history with England. More Scotland travel info https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/scotland #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #scotlandtravel Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel resources: • “Rick…

Ancient Sites of Italy — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Ruins tell the story of the splendor and sophistication of a region whose cities were thriving centers of commerce, culture, engineering, and design. More Italy travel info https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/italy #ricksteveseurope #ricksteves #ancientrome Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel…

Castles of England — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. England is dotted with impressive medieval fortifications — many built on the site of Norman or Roman bastions — that stayed in use for centuries. More England travel info https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/england #ricksteveseurope #ricksteves #castles Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’…

European Artisans — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. All around Europe are chances to observe artisans at work, practicing traditional crafts with passion and expertise passed down over many generations. #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #europetravel Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel resources: • “Rick Steves’ Europe” public…

European Specialties — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick enjoys smørrebrød in Copenhagen, meze in Turkey, pesto and anchovies in the Cinque Terre, artichokes in Tuscany, and a farmer’s feast in Romania. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about these destinations and other destinations in Europe. #ricksteveseurope #ricksteves #europetravel Check out more Rick Steves’ Europe travel resources: • “Rick Steves’…

Churches of France — Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Four churches dotted around France — in Burgundy, the Loire, Lyon, and atop an island off the Norman coast — offer a sense of peace and inspiration. More France travel info https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/france #ricksteveseurope #france #burgundy Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe. Check out more…

Rick Steves Art of the Modern Age

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick Steves’ Europe © 2023 | In the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution spawned new artistic styles: idealized Romanticism, light-chasing Impressionism, sensuous Art Nouveau. Then Europe’s tumultuous 20th century inspired rule-breaking art as exciting as the times: from Expressionism and Cubism to Surrealism to Abstract. The genius of artists like Van Gogh,…

Rick Steves Art of the Baroque Age

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick Steves’ Europe © 2023 | In the 1600s and 1700s, the art of "divine" kings and popes—and of revolutionaries and Reformers—tells the story of a Europe in transition. In the Catholic south, Baroque bubbled over with fanciful decoration and exuberant emotion. In the Protestant north, art was more sober and…

Rick Steves Art of the Renaissance

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick Steves’ Europe © 2023 | Around 1400, Europe rediscovered the aesthetics of ancient Greece and Rome. This rebirth of classical culture showed itself in the statues, paintings, and architecture of Florence, then spread to Spain, Holland, Germany, and beyond. The Renaissance—from art-loving popes to Leonardo’s Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s David—celebrated…

Rick Steves Art of the Middle Ages

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick Steves’ Europe © 2023 | After Rome fell, Europe spent a thousand years in its Middle Ages. Its art shows how the light of civilization flickered in monasteries and on Europe’s fringes: Christian Byzantium, Moorish Spain, and pagan Vikings. Then, around A.D. 1000, Europe rebounded. The High Middle Ages brought…

Rick Steves Art of Ancient Rome

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick Steves’ Europe © 2023 | The Romans gave Europe its first taste of a common culture—and awe-inspiring art. From its groundbreaking architecture to its statues, mosaics, and frescos, Rome engineered bigger and better than anyone before. At its peak, the Roman Empire was a society of unprecedented luxury, with colossal arenas for entertaining…

Rick Steves Art: Prehistoric and Ancient

From Rick Steves’ Europe. Rick Steves’ Europe © 2023 | As the Ice Age glaciers melted, European civilization was born — and with it, so was art. From the Stone Age came prehistoric art: mysterious tombs, mighty megaliths, and vivid cave paintings. Then the Egyptians and the Greeks laid the foundations of Western art —…