Video: Europe Prepares for Easter

For the next week, to celebrate Easter with an international flair, I’ll be sharing daily clips from Rick Steves’ European Easter, my one-hour public television special that’s airing now nationwide (check your local listings) and streaming online. (Also, on Wednesday, April 12, I’ll be letting my Facebook fans know how they can get a DVD of the Easter show for only $2, so be sure to like “Rick Steves” on Facebook.)

In today’s clip, we see how traditional corners of Europe — from Italy’s Le Marche to Slovenia’s Lake Bled — prepare for their own local versions of the Easter feast. And we’ll meet an adorable band of Italian preschoolers bringing Easter joy to a retirement home.