Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy

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In the 18th century, well-bred English gentlemen would undertake a Grand Tour of the Continent for refinement--as well as for drinking, gambling, and sexual adventures--before assuming their place in society. Now, Brian Sewell follows the footsteps of those young aristocrats through Italy, exploring the art and architecture, manners and mores that shaped European civilization. With unmatched erudition and understated wit, this distinguished British art critic lovingly examines Italy's grandest cultural treasures. His journey takes him through Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, Siena, and Milan, with plenty of stops along the way. More than a mere travelogue, this fascinating series showcases the country's dazzling cathedrals, palazzos, paintings, and sculptures while also giving insight into the travels and travails of tourists past.

on Acorn Media

In the 18th century, well-bred English gentlemen would undertake a Grand Tour of the Continent for refinement--as well as for drinking, gambling, and sexual adventures--before assuming their place in society. Now, Brian Sewell follows the footsteps of those young aristocrats through Italy, exploring the art and architecture, manners and mores that shaped European civilization. With unmatched erudition and understated wit, this distinguished British art critic lovingly examines Italy's grandest cultural treasures. His journey takes him through Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, Siena, and Milan, with plenty of stops along the way. More than a mere travelogue, this fascinating series showcases the country's dazzling cathedrals, palazzos, paintings, and sculptures while also giving insight into the travels and travails of tourists past.

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Watch Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy Season 1 Episode 10 - Venice

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November 15, 2005
Even a costume at a Carnival ball can't mask Sewell's sweet melancholy at journey's end; neither can the views along the Grand Canal or a visit to a clandestine 18th-century gambling den. But a cup of chocolate, served Italian style, helps.
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Watch Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy Season 1 Episode 1 - Mont Cenis Pass, Turin, and Milan

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Experiencing little of the dangers or discomforts of his 18th-century predecessors, Sewell crosses the Alps to explore Turin's architecture, academy, opera house, and royal hunting palace--even indulging in a wild boar hunt. Then he takes in Milan's fashi
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Watch Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy Season 1 Episode 1 - Mont Cenis Pass, Turin, and Milan
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Watch Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy Season 1 Episode 3 - Florence
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November 15, 2005
November 15, 2005
Florence
Watch Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy Season 1 Episode 5 - Rome
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November 15, 2005
November 15, 2005
Rome
Watch Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy Season 1 Episode 6 - Naples and New Pompeii
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November 15, 2005
November 15, 2005
Naples and New Pompeii
Watch Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy Season 1 Episode 7 - Paestum, Todi, and Urbino
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November 15, 2005
November 15, 2005
Paestum, Todi, and Urbino
Watch Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy Season 1 Episode 10 - Venice
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November 15, 2005
November 15, 2005
Venice
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