Beginning March 3, 2023

Making its world premiere at Biltmore, Grande Experiences’ all-new multi-sensory experience Italian Renaissance Alive takes you on a spellbinding journey across Italy, illuminating the masterworks of such icons as Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and Caravaggio.

This fitting tribute to George Vanderbilt’s lifelong passion for fine art invites you to enjoy some of his favorite works in an entirely new way: immersed in the beauty and brilliance of the greatest artistic period in history as it comes to life all around you. Accompanied by a powerful operatic score and a compelling narrative, the experience is captivating, educational, and absolutely unforgettable.

Buy Tickets

Biltmore Annual Passholders, please purchase your discounted exhibition tickets here.

What to Expect

This experience is hosted in Amherst at Deerpark®, Biltmore’s exhibition space on the grounds of the estate. To optimize your experience in this 45-minute exhibition, we encourage guests to dress comfortably and move about the space to enjoy a variety of perspectives of the artists’ masterworks.

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Guests experience Italian Renaissance Alive, the latest immersive exhibition created and produced by Grande Experiences. This exciting new event makes its world premiere at Biltmore’s Amherst at Deerpark®.

Large-scale projection of Raphael’s The School of Athens invites you to experience this iconic fresco in greater detail than ever before.

Explore The Last Judgment, a magnificent fresco by Michelangelo that covers the entire altar wall of the Sistine Chapel.

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling, is featured in Biltmore’s compelling new exhibition, Italian Renaissance Alive.

Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, located in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, is yours to explore in vivid, large-scale detail at Biltmore’s Amherst at Deerpark®.

The Entombment of Mary by Giotto from the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin comes to life as part of Grande Experience’s Italian Renaissance Alive, making its world premiere at Biltmore’s Amherst at Deerpark®.

Experience this painting, one of a series by Canaletto of the Grand Canal in Venice, during Italian Renaissance Alive, the new exhibition available exclusively at Biltmore.

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