Scholars that studied the Grand Tourist identified various factors that remained constant in travel practices. Notably, they created and popularized travel itineraries that still persist, as the unchanged set of must-see European cities. Paris, Rome, Venice, and Florence were the most favoured destination and did not lose their attractiveness in three hundred years. The Grand Tourists were driven by the “I saw it first” culture: they crossed the Alps on foot, on horseback or if they were lucky in a chariot, anything like direct flights of highways was there to improve their journey. And still, it was a relatively small price in a world without smartphones and cameras, to study the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, or to sit and sketch the ancient ruins of Pompei. Feeling inspired by those journeys, they were eager to share their knowledge with their peers back home and to leave traces for their descendants. This is the reason why we can now appreciate their adventures in their diaries and in a variety of art expressions. “My purpose in making this wonderful journey is not to delude myself but to discover myself in the objects I see“, said Goethe after one of his Italian journeys, something that could have easily been stated by any modern tourist on their instagram feed.