Since the Middle Ages, and even more so in the 17th and 18th centuries, European elites sent their children to perfect themselves on a long journey that sometimes lasted up to five or six years.
Under the supervision of a tutor, it served to complete their Greek and Latin humanities.
Italy was, along with France, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, the preferred destination for the richness of its artistic heritage.
More recently, in the 19th century, art lovers, collectors and writers came here to recharge their batteries.
Discover the “Best of the Goncourt Prize” collection
Today, within the framework of the Quirinal Treaty, signed last November between France and Italy, the French Institute in Italy and the French Embassy in Rome are launching a New Grand Tour.
get a look
About twenty residences have been carefully selected, all over Italy, from Veneto to Puglia and Campania, passing through Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and Abruzzo.
For a period ranging from two weeks to four months (but most often…
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