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Curious Sorrento

Why did the ancient Roman rich and famous choose to vacation here? Who opened the gate for the bad guys in the 1500s? What does the town clock tower symbolize? What's the history of majolica tile art? Why are Sorrento lemons and limoncello so famous?

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England's Curious Great West Way

England's Great West Way follows the ancient path from London to Bristol. We take the train and get curious at stops along the way: Stonehenge, Bath's masonic architecture, the Roman Baths and the S.S. Great Britain. We also sample some curious pub pies, learn some cockney rhyming slang, and visit a few charming villages.

  • 2020-09-30T00:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-09-30T07:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-09-30T12:30:00-07:00

Curious Brussels

Why is La Grande-Place so gilded? How did Brussels' chocolate legacy begin? Where can you walk through the pages of a comic book? How did Flanders become such a source of Master artists?

  • 2020-10-07T00:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-07T07:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-07T12:30:00-07:00

Curious Cardiff

Why is there a giant wall in the middle of Cardiff? Who built Cardiff Castle? And Coch Castle? Why does Cardiff have so many Victorian and Georgian arcades? What is a bara brith? And laverbread? (Seriously, what is it?) Where did Princess Diana give her first public speech in Welsh?

  • 2020-10-14T00:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-14T07:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-14T12:30:00-07:00

Curious Manchester

How did Manchester kick-start 'Railway Mania' in the Industrial Age? What is Manchester's Water Palace? What is so curious about the architecture of the John Rylands and Chetham's Libraries? Why is a bee the symbol of Manchester? Which pub owner shooed her patrons out with a broom? Why is the National Football Museum in Manchester?

  • 2020-10-21T00:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-21T07:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-21T12:30:00-07:00