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Grand Tour

The Grand Tour was a long journey in continental Europe undertaken by the wealthy European aristocracy starting from the seventeenth century and intended to perfect their knowledge with departure and arrival in the same city. It had an indefinite duration and usually had Italy as its destination. The term tourism and more generally the phenomenon of tourist travel today as a mass culture originated precisely from the Grand Tour" says wikipedia ... For ten years I worked as a photojournalist around the world and in Italy making reportage for many prestigious magazines; I often found myself retracing the footsteps of the great travelers of a time, such as Goethe and Maupassant, Hemyngway and Byron; travelers but also great artists who left their mark. My project is a tribute to them and to Italy of the beauty and culture that ame', is increasingly ignored, mistreated and is unknown. for example: ​


Genoa “Lying out at the bottom of its gulf with the careless majesty of a queen (…) Genoa comes, so to speak, to meet the traveler”, said Alexandre Dumas of the "Superba" in 1841. Nothing strange if we consider that the charm of the city crossroads of different peoples and cultures (it is no coincidence that its medieval name is Janua, or "gate" in Latin), has struck writers, poets and songwriters, who have told its hidden soul in their verses


Friuli Venezia Giulia -  Hemingway signed a map of the urban spiral by pronouncing the famous very effective phrase "This is the Florida of Italy" during his stay in Friuli between Udine and Lignano. ​


Sicily  - Maupassant (1885) who, in the pages of his Sicile, speaks of the eclectic quality of Sicilian art and writes: "... all these monuments [...] are neither Arab, nor Gothic, nor Byzantine but Sicilian, and it can be said that there a Sicilian art and a Sicilian style, which is certainly the most fascinating, the most varied, colorful and imaginative of all architectural styles"

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