The Palatine Hill: Roman Origin Stories & The Palaces of the Emperors
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About the Event
Enjoy a high-quality virtual visit back in time to Ancient Rome. 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 and ancient history. 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 Palatine Hill, or the site of Ancient Roman origins, which became the home of the palaces of the emperors.
Specfically, we will investigate how important ancestry and dominance were to the Ancient Romans. How did Ancient Rome begin? What are the various eras of Ancient Rome? How did emperors, then, end up living on top of the Palatine Hill, and how did they use important symbols to epitomize Roman dominance & their own rule?
To go along with our visit to Rome's ruins, we will enjoy a special high-end tasting of olive oil. The Palatine Hill is home to many beautiful & indigenous plants, from acanthus leaves to umbrella pines. In the Middle Ages, some of its slopes became olive groves tended by local monasteries...trees which you can still see today. Since we will be focusing on *icons* of origin & rule, why not spend time focusing on one of the most important iconic symbols used throughout Western culutre: the olive tree & olive branch. And why not, then, taste the best olive oils that these trees and branches produce?
As a part of our curriculum for the Wine Masterclass, Jennifer Burke from Total Wine & More will lead us on a virtual tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oil wine during our hour together. You get to virtually visit one of the most beautiful buildings in all the world AND you get to have a high-class guided tasting.
If you would like to *actually taste* the wine we will be drinking, you can order our Online Wine Harvest Festival Package Pass.
Anyone who orders this package get the real, can't-get-anywhere-else EVOO, gets access to this LIVE virtual visit, AND gets access to the upgraded recording of the visit, when it becomes available on-demand in October 2020.
Once the visit becomes available to download or watch online, all the log-in details, instructions, and directions will be sent to you via email.
As a courtesy, we ask you not to share the recorded visit outside your household. Your RSVP & purchase guarantees you access for private, home-viewing only. We cannot guarantee refunds for cancellations made with less than 4 hours' notice, though we will endeavor to do our best !
- Premium Virtual Visit$18+$0.45 Service fee$18+$0.45 Service fee0$0