10/17/2016 03:05 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Teaching in Europe

Photo: /

I enjoy many aspects of my work. But perhaps the most gratifying is to stand before a great piece of art and explain it in a way that helps travelers fully appreciate it. And that's what I got to do in Florence, in the inspirational presence of Michelangelo's David, as I guided our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour.

If you can't physically be with me or one of our guides at David's beautiful feet, you can still have my voice in your ear. Just download the free Rick Steves Audio Europe app and search for the "Accademia & Michelangelo's David" audio tour.

(Follow along on my travel blog and on Facebook as I guide the Rick Steves Europe Tours Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour.)

(This post originally appeared at