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Three episodes plus bonus clips : Classical Europe: Ancient remnants are more than cold stone. They hold centuries of stories. We visit favorite classical sites around the Mediterranean, pick up new stories and learn connections. It’s the Greeks in Athens, Delphi, Delos, Paestum, and Syracuse–and the Romans in Pompeii, Rome, and Provence. Renaissance Europe explores the arts and ambiance of that vibrant period. In Florence, Milan, and Venice, we find works by Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo. In the Loire Valley we visit chateaux at Ambois and Chenanceiu. And we drop into the Northern Renaissance with a visit to Hampton Court and Henry VIII. European Getaways: Thirty minutes outside any European city are quiet spots to catch one’s breath. In Holland we visit windmills and canals of Zaanse Schans and Delft. In the Bavarian Alps we breath in pristine Mittenwald and check out the handiwork of a local violinmaker. In Austria, a Danube cruise takes us to a spectacular Baroque abbey. Finally in Tuscany, we go underground to ancient Etruscan tombs and sample great wine at Castello Banfi.