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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Italian Spiced Wines of the Past with an Archaeologist

Napoli, ItalyPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Raffaele

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

- Are you ready to prepare the coolest archaeological "cocktails"? E-fly to Naples (Italy) with us and... drink like an "ancient" Roman! -

We are two archeologists who wants to break the barriers of space taking you back in ancient times through WINE!
We call this experience "ACTIVE ARCHAEOLOGY"... let's discover it together!

* Our wines are perfect as a GIFT for holidays/Christmas parties or to sip with your loved ones an excellent Mulled spiced wine in front of a chimney or with a good book...

** Great for corporate teams, families, solo adventurers, bachelor(ettes), date nights, & birthday parties! - I have different formats that can be personalised to suit your event - it can be as interactive as you want and we can host up to 100 guests - Just Ask!!
It's also great for private groups, families, friends or co-workers (office parties uh uh)

What we'll do:

Without leaving wherever you are, get ready for a journey through the history and archaeology of wine and together we'll prepare 4 ANCIENT SPICED WINES!
We’ll teach you the secrets of spiced wine that people drank in Roman time, in the Middle Age and the Renaissance!

In this online experience, you will get comfortable sipping a glass of wine during the explanation so you will go even further into the past ... we'll go over the historical significance of wine: Exploring the art of wine in POMPEII, you’ll learn which wine gladiators liked to drink, the one preferred by Julius Caesar, and the classic wine found in the shops of ancient Rome.
We’ll also tell you about wine from the Middle Ages and how it was used for magical and esoteric purposes. We’ll discuss what wine was used to cheers during wedding banquets in the Renaissance period. It’s not just history... we’ll have fun, too!

We’ll then prepare four different types of spiced wine:

- 2 Roman (white wines)
- 1 Middle Age (red wine)
- 1 Renaissance (red wine)

During making our wines, we’ll talk about food to accompany these recipes and anecdotes’. You'll sip on your Wines of the Past and feel like you're with me at the slopes of Mount Vesuvius near the beautiful Napoli.

* Please carefully read the notes for the ingredients you’ll need. For each type of wine, we’ll prepare based on a 250ml serving (the same as a CUP).
** Wines must rest a couple of hours for fermentation

- This Experience is great for team-building. Book a private experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send me a message.

Check out my Instagram page for pics and PM me @naplesgrandtour

Our journey through wine awaits!
- Are you ready to prepare the coolest archaeological "cocktails"? E-fly to Naples (Italy) with us and... drink like an "ancient" Roman! -

We are two archeologists who wants to break the barriers of space taking you back in ancient times through WINE!
We call this experience "ACTIVE ARCHAEOLOGY"... let's discover it together!

* Our wines are perfect as a GIFT for holidays/Christmas parties or to sip with your loved one…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Raffaele can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at €80.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Raffaele can schedule and customize an experience based on your preferences.

What to bring

  • Red and white wine (500ml of white wine and 500ml of red wine)
  • Ginger (powdered or fresh)
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon (powder or sticks)
  • Nutmeg (nut or powdered is the same)
From €14
/ person
Sat, Dec 5
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
Join 3 other guests
€15 per person
€15 per person
Sat, Dec 5
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
€15 per person
€15 per person
Sun, Dec 6
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EST)
Private groups only
From €80 per group
From €80 per group

Meet your host, Raffaele

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 350 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Ciao!

We are Raffaele and Riccardo, two Neapolitan archaeologists with 12 (Raffaele) and 7 (Riccardo) years of experience in archaeological excavations and we are both tour guides with a license from the Campania Region. We founded Naples Grand Tour, which specializes in guided tours that focus on the history and culture of our territory. We have a master's degree in Archeology and received a specialized diploma in Archeology with a thesis on Pompeii.
My published master’s thesis focused on the study of Roman amphorae, which was used for the transport of wine throughout the Mediterranean. We became more and more passionate about wine and discovered delicious recipes to create spiced wines that were drunk from the Roman period to the Renaissance. Everything revolves around archeology and wine for us!

For years we have accompanied our guests among the beauties of our cities and archaeological sites such as Naples historic center, Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Amalfi coast etc ... our guided tours are always structured with great PROFESSIONALISM and being SPECIALIZED archaeologists and art historians we always keep to maintain high quality standards.

We lead some off-line experiences through airbnb such as:

- Pompeii VIP: Skip the line with your Archaeologist ( highest review rating for a Pompeii tour on Airbnb)
- Historical Naples: origin, cults, legends (the most booked tour of Naples with the highest numbers of review and rating on Airbnb)

To check all my experiences copy to your URL:
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Ti aspettiamo!
Ciao!

We are Raffaele and Riccardo, two Neapolitan archaeologists with 12 (Raffaele) and 7 (Riccardo) years of experience in archaeological excavations and we are both tour guides with a license from the Campania Region. We founded Naples Grand Tour, which specializes in guided tours that focus on the history and culture of our territory. We have a master's degree in Archeology and received a specialized diploma in Archeology with a thesis on Pompeii.
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 350 reviews.

Sandra
December 2020
We enjoyed this experience with Raffaele and would recommended it to everyone. He has got a good humor and great knowledge about the history and the wine.
Namrata
December 2020
I attended the session alone, whereas there were others that belonged to a group. However I absolutely enjoyed the class. Raffaele's instructions were clear and commentary was engaging. 1 hour flew by! Great experience
Vicki
December 2020
This event was so much fun! We did it as a work event, and it was really great. Rafaelle interacts really well with everyone, and interjects personal experience to make it interesting.
Charlotte
December 2020
Our work mentorship group took part in this event. Raffaele was personable, knowledgeable, funny, and interesting. The feedback we got back from the group was great, and the wines are delicious. Thank you so much!
Bri
December 2020
What a lovely evening with Riccardo! Fun and super knowledgable – did a great job of engaging us throughout, super personable. Can't wait to drink my wines tomorrow!
Christy
November 2020
Raffaele does a great job of explaining this history and reasons for the various recipes of wine. He also did a great job of “quality control” for the recipes from afar. Definitely a fun and educational way to spend an hour, and I can’t wait to try the wines after a bit of fermentation.
Raffaele does a great job of explaining this history and reasons for the various recipes of wine. He also did a great job of “quality control” for the recipes from afar. Definitely…

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  • Sat, Dec 5
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    Join 3 other guests
    €15 per person
  • Sat, Dec 5
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    €15 per person
  • Sun, Dec 6
    6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From €80 per group
  • Sun, Dec 6
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From €80 per group
  • Sun, Dec 6
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    €15 per person
  • Sun, Dec 6
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From €80 per group
  • Sun, Dec 6
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    €15 per person
  • Mon, Dec 7
    6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From €80 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.