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.

Episode Guide

10 episodes

  • 10 episodes
    10 episodes
    • s1e10Venice
      November 15, 2005
    • s1e9Vicenza, Possagno, and Padua
      November 15, 2005
    • s1e8Rimini, Ferrara, and Mantua
      November 15, 2005
    • s1e7Paestum, Todi, and Urbino
      November 15, 2005
    • s1e6Naples and New Pompeii
      November 15, 2005
    • s1e5Rome
      November 15, 2005
    • s1e4San Gimignano, Siena, Radicofani, and Orvieto
      November 15, 2005
    • s1e3Florence
      November 15, 2005
    • s1e2Cremona, Parma, and Bologna
      November 15, 2005
    • s1e1Mont Cenis Pass, Turin, and Milan
      November 15, 2005