Rocca Sorrentina, 1787: Italy and the “Grand Tour”

One of my latest adventures took me to the “Rocca Sorrentina, 1787: Italy and the ‘Grand Tour'” located on the “Rocca Sorrentina” sim.  The land description reads, “A fictional 18th century Italian island, interpreting the history of the  Enlightenment  and the era of the baroque, rococo and neo-classical styles; an immersive education experiment by Brown University and the Laboratory for Virtual Arts & Humanities .”

Being curious, I decided to read up on the ‘Grand Tour’ and discovered it was essentially an education rite of passage.  Typically embarked on by nobility and the very wealthy, it was designed to broaden the young adult’s artistic and cultural education as well as their appreciation of the arts.  To this day the routes they took and the destinations they visited still influence modern-day travelers.

When you land, be sure you enable the music.  This sim is best enjoyed with the classical music backdrop that they have selected for it.  Makes for a wonderful couple of hours to look around and shoot pictures.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and the SLURL is located at the bottom of this post.

Visit this location in Second Life by clicking here:  Rocca Sorrentina

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