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Italy on the Grand Tour

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What was the Grand Tour?

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Visit Rome and Central Italy
Rome, the seat of Europe’s ancient Classical heritage, was the climax of the Grand Tour. It was a city of contrasts: unpaved streets led past grand palaces and plazas, ancient monuments like the Pantheon or Arch of Constantine were the backdrop to modern urban life. The Eternal City drew patrons, artists, and scholars from across Europe, creating a dynamic scene for the production of new art.
The Arch of Constantine with the Colosseum in the Background
Ruins, hills, and springs in the vicinity provided pleasant viewing for tourists and material for students of art.
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View of Rome from Monte Mario
The Temple of Jupiter the Thunderer in Rome
The Cascades at Terni

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