The term Grand Tour was first used by Richard Lassel in his Vogaye d’Italie, naming the traditional trip around Europe undertaken by mainly upper class Europeans. Nowadays mass tourism seems to have eroded every reminiscence of that romanticism. Historical sites appear as non-places and tourists as non-people. Tourismphobia points these travellers as obtuse, unconscious, programmed or irresponsible. In Grand Tour series, I refuse these accusations to that extent and try to capture those instants where tourists, no matter their look or attitudes, seem to regain their individuality, selfness, gravitas and, when time has come, a hint of majesty. Twisting and rephrasing John Donne, we could say No man is a tourist.

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