With legendary libertines like Lord Byron, Casanova and the Marquis De Sade cavorting through the past, it is unfortunate to think that some people still believe history to be inevitably boring. In The Sinner’s Grand Tour: A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe, Tony Perrottet explores the mostly forgotten, clandestine destinations of Europe. There are famed brothels, naughty furniture of the royals, a Parisian “erotic archaeologist,” dungeons, secretive museums of sexually explicit material and even a Vatican bathroom that is covered in pornographic images painted by Raphael. If you like Bill Bryson, but want a decidedly more adult travelogue, check out The Sinner’s Grand Tour.
An Adult Adventure Through Europe
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