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Italy on the Grand Tour


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What was the Grand Tour?

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Art of the Grand Tour
While nobles came to hone their tastes by viewing the art of ancient Rome, art students from all parts of Europe also came to Italy to learn from ancient models. The art produced in Italy during the age of the Grand Tour shows close observation of the natural landscape and ancient artifacts, celebrates modern Italian customs, and commemorates the visits of wealthy patrons.

Follow the links below to rub shoulders with 18th-century aristocrats, witness Mount Vesuvius erupting, see ancient objects unearthed, contemplate Roman ruins . . .
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Six views of Mount Vesuvius
The discovery of the Temple of Isis at Pompeii Apulian Red-figured Volute Krater
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