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The Grand Tour
Curated by Cormac Younghusband

Not so long ago, a classical education was capped with a Grand Tour of Europe...

"Beginning in the late sixteenth century, it became fashionable for young aristocrats to visit Paris, Venice, Florence, and above all Rome, as the culmination of their classical education. Thus was born the idea of the Grand Tour, a practice which introduced Englishmen, Germans, Scandinavians, and also Americans to the art and culture of France and Italy for the next 300 years. Travel was arduous and costly throughout the period, possible only for a privileged class–the same that produced gentleman scientists, authors, antiquaries, and patrons of the arts." – Jean Sorabella*

Read more about the Grand Tour on Wikipedia

"Today, just about anyone can enjoy the Grand Tour and discover for themselves the wonders of England France, Switzerland and Italy. You'll have the time of your life on your Grand Tour. That's why I created my country and city journal. And that's why I curated this shop. Travel, have adventures, take notes, and savor the memories!" – Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad