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Italian Renaissance Alive

Your Italian Adventure Awaits

Making its world premiere at Biltmore, Grande Experiences’ all-new multi-sensory experience is a spellbinding journey across Italy. Set to a powerful operatic score, it illuminates the masterworks of such icons as Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and Caravaggio.

A fitting tribute to George Vanderbilt’s lifelong passion for fine art, this must-see event immerses you in the beauty and brilliance of his favorite works from the greatest artistic period in history.

Enjoy a 2nd Day of Gardens & Grounds Access FREE

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


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Saturday 12/2


March 3, 2023 – January 7, 2024

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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At Biltmore’s Amherst at Deerpark®, guests experience Italian Renaissance Alive, the latest immersive exhibition created and produced by Grande Experiences.

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

Immersed in the full-color, floor-to-ceiling Italian Renaissance Alive experience, a guest captures the moment.

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

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

Guests take in the engaging, informative display in Amherst’s Hemlock Room. Hemlock is adjacent to the Ballroom, home to the multi-sensory Italian Renaissance Alive experience at Amherst at Deerpark®.

Be sure to pose for your photo within this large-scale image pulled from Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus.

Extend Your Experience with an Overnight Stay


Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate

Four-Star Luxury

The Inn on Biltmore Estate


Cottages on Biltmore Estate

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