The Preparation (1987)

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  • Featuring

    Nicholas Gecks

  • Country

    United Kingdom

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  • Category

    Non Fiction


The Grand Tour was undertaken by people whose education prepared them to travel, the route going through France and Italy to Rome. A typical tour is recreated and shown through the eyes of a young man of the mid eighteenth century. The preparation for the journey could take almost a year, and the journey itself up to five years.

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