Sat, May 16|
Online Conference Room
Premium Virtual Vatican Visit with Vino ! Gathering together inside St. Peter's Basilica
Enjoy an in-depth virtual visit, and guided wine tasting with vino vero (real wine!) with Jill, the professor-guide & Giulia, the winemaker
Time & Location
May 16, 2020, 4:00 PM EDT
Online Conference Room
About the Event
Enjoy a high-quality virtual visit to the treasures of the Vatican. Rather than traveling thousands of miles, across seas and oceans only to walk thousands of steps to visit the high-traffic areas of the Vatican, now you can make that journey from the comfort of your home! NO lines :)
Staying safe and staying home, you will enjoy a decade's worth of insights gleaned from leading pilgrims and patrons through the beauitful & compelling drama of sacred beauty. It is also a perfect opportunity to get some real *insider* information with a small group of online friends.
The theme of this virtual visit will focus on St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world. Making use of the virtual tour online, we will explore the history, theology, philosophy, art and architecture of this sacred space. This visit will serve as a comprehensive overview of the breathtaking basilica.
Finally, to keep things interesting, we are pairing our virtual visit with authentic Roman wine. Giulia, from the Merumalia Wine Resort outside Rome, will select wines that accompany the insights into the lessons of theology & philosophy we will explore on our visit. Wines will be selected to evoque the strong feelings and sentiments often evoked when one finds oneself by the magnificence of Saint Peter's. For example, have you been to Saint Peter's Basilica and just been so impressed? Was there also a wine that has made an impression upon you? Uniting memory of a place to memory of a taste, we want to leave you with the BEST impression of the magnificence of this sacred space.
At the end of our virtual visit and wine tasting, our small group participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of both the scholar and the winemaker. Also, following your visit, you will receive a set of 'class notes' that help you to relieve the experience over future glasses of wine, and/or in anticipation of future in-person visits!!
This is not a boring Zoom; this is a highly-interactive and highly-produced virtual cultural experience.
All the virtual walks will take place online, of course. To participate you will need a computer with a good (fast) internet connection, and Zoom downloaded onto your computer or device. We recommend that you have WhatsApp installed and working, but this is not necessary.
Once you register, all the log-in details, instructions, and directions will be sent to you via email. A tour assistant will contact you via text (and WhatsApp) to make sure you are prepared with all the set-up and onboarding assitance you might need.
For making the most of the wine tasting, guests will receive an offer of purchasing our boutique impossible-to-get-outside-of-Italy wine, and have it shipped to their homes. We will also share with you tips for selecting your own wine at home or at you local store, if that is your preference. It is important to note that the wine element is only optional; you will still get so much out of this journey together even if you don't sip vino along the way ;)
As a courtesy, if you plan to no longer participate in the virtual tour, we ask you to please provide us with a cancellation notice at least 24 hours before the event. We cannot guarantee refunds for cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice, though we will endeavor to do our best !
Easter Week Discounted Price
+$0.60 service fee
This ticket includes admission to a virtual visit & vino vero session for 60 minutes.
+$0.60 service fee0