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Siena podcast?

I see the Siena City Walk audio tour as part of the app, but we won't be using our phones while traveling. Is it available as a podcast through itunes? I can't find it.

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"You can still get it direct from Rick's website."
How do you do that? To me, looks like it's just part of the phone app, not a podcast.

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Here's one way to do it, on a Windows 7 computer. You may have to modify this for other versions of Windows, and I don't know Macs at all - sorry.

Go to https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-tours/italy, then scroll down to Siena City Walk. If you want to play it right from Rick's page, just click Listen or Download, and a new browser frame or window will open and it will play.

If you want to save it for later play or to transfer to other devices, go to the link, but this time right click on Listen or Download, and choose Save Link As. Then, save it somewhere you can find it (Desktop is the easiest place). Once it's saved, you can double click it to play it. You can also then move it to your phone or tablet if you want to be able to play it there.

If you want to put it in iTunes (although it won't have all the features of a podcast, like chapters or built-in pictures), right click on the file and click Copy. Then, go to your Start menu and choose Music. Double click the folder iTunes, then the folder iTunes Media, then Automatically Add To iTunes. Right click within this folder and click Paste. Next time you open iTunes, on the left there will be a list of Playlists. Find the one called Recently Added; Rick's podcast should be at the bottom of the list of recently added tracks.

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Success! Thanks for the suggestions; wouldn't have happened otherwise.

I was able to save it to the desktop, and then drag into itunes with my ipod nano attached. It's listed as a song, vs a podcast. So we will be able to listen to it on-site.

(The second method- "copy" was not offered as a choice after right-clicking, only "copy link"- maybe because I'm on windows 10.)

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I just realized I wasn't clear for my "second method." I didn't mean to click on Rick's link and click Copy. I meant to go to the file on your desktop and click Copy.

It sounds like you're all set, but this may help someone else.