World Premiere of Italian Renaissance Alive in Biltmore, US

From March 3, 2023, Biltmore is hosting the world premiere of the latest multi-sensory experience created and produced by Grande Experiences, Italian Renaissance Alive.

The experience spans the Renaissance period of the 14th to 17th centuries, immersing its audience in the architecture, sculpture, literature, and other artistic and cultural influences of this movement in European history.

The Renaissance brought cultural, artistic, political and economic rebirth to Europe following the Middle Ages and the fall of the Roman Empire. Out of the darkness emerged a new vision of civilisation that was portrayed on canvas, in fresco and in sculpture throughout Italy.

Biltmore Italian Renaissance Alive

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, colour, sound and fragrance are choreographed in this multi-sensory experience to explore Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, Boticelli’s The Birth of Venus, and other works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, and Veronese among others. A powerful Italian operatic score will accompany the immersive visuals, including the musical works of Puccini and Verdi.

“We are delighted that the world premiere of this exceptional experience will be at Biltmore. Italian Renaissance Alive will offer visitors of all ages and backgrounds an entertaining, educational and enlightening experience, whether they are art and history aficionados or exploring the Italian Renaissance for the first time,” said Bruce Peterson, owner and founder of Grande Experiences.

Biltmore Italian Renaissance

Biltmore Estate

Located in Asheville, N.C., Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.

Today, Biltmore includes Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star property; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division. To learn more about Biltmore, go to

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