Hibbert, Christopher, The Grand Tour, London, 1987


this is the most pleasant presentation of the Grand Tour for the Reader of General Interest,  but it is no longer in print.  Readers need to look for it at second-hand. At times Amazon has some copies.



Black, Jeremy. Italy and the Grand Tour .Yale University Press,  2003


Very good book.  A bit expensive.



Mead, William Edward, The Grand Tour in the 18th Century, Boston 1914


Haskell, Francis and Penny, Nicholas, Taste and the antique: the Lure of Classical Sculpture, 1500 -1900, Yale University Press, 1981


Wilton, Andrew and Bignamini,Ilaria editors: Grand Tour: the Lure of Italy in the Eighteenth Century.


Kirby, Paul Franklin. The Grand Tour in Italy (1700  - 1800}. New York,1952


von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang. Italian Journey 1786-1788

New York, Pantheon Books 1962


Beckford, William. The Travel Diaries. Cambridge University Press 1928


Bohls, Elizabeth A. and Duncan, edit. Travel Writing 1700 - 1830

An Anthology. Oxford, 2005

            Contains excerpts by famous travelers such as James Boswell, Tobias Smollet and others.                                                                    


Haskell, Francis and Burgess, Anthony. The Age of the Grand Tour

New York 1967


Madame de Sta‘l, Germaine, Corinne or Italy. I806

One of the most famous travel novels of her time. Several contemporary editions.


Lambert, R.S. edit. Grand Tour

A Journey in the Tracks of the Age of Aristocracy, London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1935


Brian Dolan, Brian.Ladies of the Grand Tour. HarperCollins, New York 2001


Pears, Iain The Discovery of Painting The Growth of Interest in the Arts in England, 1680-1768. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1988.