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Biltmore by the Vanderbilt family celebrates Italian Renaissance

The Biltmore estate hosts from the 3rd of March 2023 to the 7th of January 2024 the exhibition talian Renaissance Alive created by Grande Experiences. Vivid large-scale displays set to a powerful operatic score celebrate Italian culture, architecture, sculpture, and literature spanning the Renaissance period of the 14th to 17th centuries. 

The exhibition at Biltmore

Using large-scale projections of great beauty and detail, hundreds of masterpieces from some of the world’s most revered Italian artists and sculptors surround visitors in the brilliance of one of the greatest artistic periods in history.

Light, color, sound and fragrance are choreographed in this multi-sensory experience to explore many masterpieces:

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and The Last Supper,

Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus

The exhibit includes also works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, and Veronese among others.

An Italian operatic score will accompany the immersive visuals, including the musical works of Puccini and Verdi.

The Vanderbilts’ love of Italy and fine art

Italy was a special place for George Vanderbilt, founder of Biltmore. He and his wife, Edith, spent six weeks near Stresa in the Lake District of Italy in spring of 1898. Having visited Milan in 1880, he was eager to share his love of Italy and its great works of art.

The Biltmore estate was the venue of choice where to display his collection of fine art. Nowadays this iconic estate is open to public. Horse riding, food and wine tasting are just some of the many experiences to enjoy at Biltmore.

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