The Duomo of Florence, where Heaven Meets Earth
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About the Event
Enjoy a high-quality virtual visit to the treasures of Italy. Rather than traveling thousands of miles, across seas and oceans only to walk thousands of steps caught up in the chaos of mass tourism, now you can make the journye to beautiful Firenze from journey from the comfort of your home!
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 the famous Duomo complex in Florence, including the Baptistry, Dome, Church, & Museum. Making use of the virtual tour provided by the Opera del Duomo, we will explore the history, theology, philosophy, and art of this sacred space. This visit will serve as a general introduction to the overall concept of how the built envornment of the entire complex represents an attempt to create an antechamber to heaven in the middle of a modern city!
Finally, to keep things interesting, we are pairing our virtual visit with authentic Italian wine. 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 sense of being in Tuscany for it's grand feast day. 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, and bring the party into your very own home. Who doesn't love bold Tuscan Wines enjoyed under the summer sun?
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/wine expert. 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.
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 !
- Small Group 1hr Virtual Visit$18+$0.45 Service fee$18+$0.45 Service fee0$0