Sky is about to launch a new travel docu-series called Grand Tour. Viaggio in Italia, which will debut on Tuesday, March 14 at 9:15pm on Sky Arte. It will also be available to stream on NOW and on demand on Sky Go.
Alessandro Sperduti will be the guide of the Grand Tour, a popular pilgrimage from northern to southern Italy undertaken by famous writers, painters, and sculptors from the 18th century onward. Along the journey, he will tell the stories of those foreign artists (such as Velazquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Picasso and Andy Warhol, among others) who chose Italy as a place of apprenticeship, taking inspiration from the works of such masters as Michelangelo, Raffaello or Caravaggio.
Through the words of great writers, from Goethe to Stendhal, Sperduti's journey will show an unprecedented Italy, with an exotic and sometimes ominous charm. A country that has always presented itself as a regenerative place, where one can discover the springs of civilization.
The new Sky Original docu-series, produced by 3D Produzioni, is composed of six half-hour episodes, each one focusing on a different Italian city. On its debut there will be two back-to-back episodes, also exploring the origins of the Grand Tour itself and the new artistic stimuli that it caused all around Europe.