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Mon, Apr 27


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Virtual Visit with Agnes Crawford : The Year of Raphael with Wine Guide !

Enjoy an in-depth virtual visit to the blockbuster Raphael exhibit at the Quirinale Palace, and guided wine tasting with vino vero (real wine!) with Agnes, the professor-guide & Giulia, the winemaker.

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Virtual Visit with Agnes Crawford : The Year of Raphael with Wine Guide !
Virtual Visit with Agnes Crawford : The Year of Raphael with Wine Guide !

Time & Location

Apr 27, 2020, 3:00 PM EDT

Online Conference Room

About the Event

Enjoy a high-quality virtual visit to blockbuster Raphael exhibit at the Quirinale Palace in Rome.  

Organized as the greatest gathered collection of Raphael's works, to celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the artist's death, and now placed online due to the coronavirus crisis, we invite YOU to join us explore the art history of one of the all-time greatest artists to have ever lived. 

Rather than traveling thousands of miles, across seas and oceans only to walk thousands of steps and wait in super long lines to this sold-out show, now you can make that journey from the comfort of your home!  Staying safe and staying home, you will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the genius of Raphael.

The theme of this virtual visit will focus on 'Raphael & the Antique'.  The visit is perfect for lovers of Renaissance art AND acnient Roman antiquities....just like Raphael himself. Your scholar-guide will be Agnes Crawford, well known Art Historian, author, and expert tour guide.

And, to keep things interesting, we are pairing our virtual visit with REAL wine, or in Italian: vino vero. Giulia, from the Merumalia Wine Estate outside Rome, will select wines that accompany the insights into all the great art you will see. For this particular wine introduction, Giulia will introduce you to the *art* of winemaking, a time-honored art practiced by Romans from Antiquity to the Renaissance to (of course!) our current day.

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 a phone or an iPad with WhatsApp installed and working.  Directions and assistance will be provided to our guests prior to the virtual walk.

For making the most of the wine tasting, guests will receive instructions on how to purchase wine, and have it delivered to their homes, in advance of the virtual visit & wine tasting.  The cost of the wine & shipment is not included in the cost of the event, and there is no obligation to buy (or drink) during the online conference.

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.

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 within 24 hours, though we will endeavor to do our best ! 


  • Smal Group 1hr Virtual Visit

    This ticket includes admission to a virtual visit & vino vero session for 60 minutes. See event description for inclusions & exclusions.

    +$0.60 service fee
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