BURT WOLF: Travels & Traditions

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BWTT 1300H3
Number of Episodes/Length:
5 / 30
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Burt Wolf Productions LLC
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Burt Wolf takes viewers on a culinary and scenic route through the beloved cities of Italy and tops it off with a stop near his home in Switzerland at the town of Lucerne.

#1301 Venice, Italy
Burt is joined by travel expert Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge’s Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what’s cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city.

#1302 Florence, Italy
Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt’s youngest son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, and Julia Roberts wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influences the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city.

#1303 What’s Cooking in Rome
Burt comes back to one of his favorite cities to find out what’s cooking in the new restaurants, where to buy the best foods (breads, cakes, oils, candies and chocolate) and how to spot them when they are imported to the United Sates. He also picks up recipes and techniques for a great pasta dish and an ice cream dessert. He is given a private class on Italian aperitifs and after dinner drinks. Checks out the side streets where the locals buy their elegant clothing at reasonable prices and looks at the history of Italian fashion. He also takes us on a private tour of the Vatican.

#1304 Siena and Assisi, Italy
Burt takes a group of PBS viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto, that cover the walls, made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena, visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of two of Italy’s most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany. Finally, Burt stops into the design studio at Manadarina Duck to talk about how travel luggage could be improved.

#1305 Luzern for Fun and Profit
For a number of years, Burt his been living in the Swiss city of Luzern. He describes it as “Home on the Range”, but the range he has in mind is the Alpine Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso. In 2012, Luzern changed its laws in order to attract international corporations. Burt finds out what they did and how it’s

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7/9/2020 - 7/8/2024
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