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Globe Trekker

Southern Italy (#307)

In Rome, Justine visits the Coliseum and Vatican City. From there she travels south, stopping at the fishing village of Terracina, where she and the townspeople take part in the festival of the Madonna del Carmine. She ventures to the village of Bonito, where she consults Uncle Vincent, a man who is reputed for performing miracles. Unfortunately she is unaware that he is a corpse found in the remains of the church over 100 years ago! Continuing to Naples, Justine samples authentic Neapolitan pizza and then heads to Pompeii to explore the excavated frescoes. She next drives along the Amalfi Coast to the picturesque town of Positano and on to Alberobello, a town best known for its rustic, conical-shaped homes called rulli. Joining local fishermen, she catches sea urchins and samples a few. Justine concludes her travels at the tip of Italy's toe in the Aspromonte National Park and the remote village of Galiciano, where she is treated to a rendition of the tarantella, a folkdance named after the tarantula spider. [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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