Florence is known for its Renaissance art and architecture. But the city isn't stuck in the past, it is always evolving. Host Kathy McCabe gets to see the restoration of the Duomo from a unique perspective—a crane. She visits the only Last Supper painted by a woman—a Renaissance nun—and she shows how it is being brought to life. Florence is also home to modern street artist Clet Abraham and Kathy joins him for an artistic caper of sorts. There are also fresco-making and cooking lessons.
Bologna is one of Italy's lesser-known big cities but is one of its more charming. Known for its cuisine and as home to the oldest university in the western world, it's also the center of Italy's "motor valley." Host Kathy McCabe gets a test drive in a Lamborghini, learns how to make Bologna's famous tortellini and attends Gelato University.
Season 2 opens in Venice. Host Kathy McCabe takes a gondola rowing lesson from an 8th-generation gondolier; learns how Venice is fighting rising water levels with a special ecology tour; and meets an impiraressa (bead stringer) who is bringing Venice's ancient art into modern times. Also: Chef Riccardo takes Kathy to Venice's 1000-year old Rialto Market and teaches her how to cook up some eel.