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World Premiere of Grande Experiences’ of Italian Renaissance Alive at Biltmore

Featuring Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, Caravaggio and more...

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2022)

Coming March 3, 2023

Panoramic shot of the renaissance experience at Biltmore

Biltmore will host the world premiere of the latest multi-sensory experience created and produced by Grande Experiences, Italian Renaissance Alive. The exhibition 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 civilization that was portrayed on canvas, in fresco and in sculpture throughout Italy.

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 Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, Botticelli’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.

images of the renaissance paintings in the exhibit at BIltmore

Brought to Biltmore by Grande Experiences, Italian Renaissance Alive opens March 3, 2023 at Amherst at Biltmore, the estate’s exhibition space. Hotel packages on the estate will be available for this exhibition. Tickets will go on sale on at a later date.


Grande Experiences is a Melbourne-based leading art and culture company dedicated to enriching the lives of people around the world with immersive journeys of discovery. It designs, produces and licenses paradigm-shifting touring and permanent experiences that bring to life the genius and masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh and a pantheon of French Impressionists as well as the beauty and wonder of nature and science for millions of people worldwide.

Since its founding in 2006, Grande Experiences has held over 220+ experiences in more than 170+ cities, to over 20+ million visitors in 32 languages. Grande Experiences owns and operates the Museo Leonardo da Vinci in a prestigious location in Rome, and has recently opened its latest permanent cultural attraction, THE LUME, in Melbourne, Indianapolis and Colorado with more to come.


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