Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips
We enjoy Renaissance art in Florence, the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we visit two cultural capitals in their own right: Pisa, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower; and Lucca, where we'll celebrate Puccini.
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- Ch 401Mythical RoadsAlmost one and a half centuries have passed since the novel "Michael Strogoff" was published in 1876. At the time, Russia was only known to a handful of erudite. But the land of czars is the stuff of dreams and Michael Strogoff was a rousing success.Mythical RoadsThe second part of the trip will take us from Memphis, the home of founders and establishers of Blues, to New Orleans, accompanied by Ladell Mc Lin, a young bluesman. Memphis is also the symbol of Black emancipation in America, with the tragic end of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the famous Lorraine Motel.