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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.

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 ﺩ.ﺇ361.
  • 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 ﺩ.ﺇ64
/ person
Sat, Nov 28
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EST)
Private groups only
From ﺩ.ﺇ361 per group
From ﺩ.ﺇ361 per group
Sat, Nov 28
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
Private groups only
From ﺩ.ﺇ361 per group
From ﺩ.ﺇ361 per group
Sat, Nov 28
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
ﺩ.ﺇ68 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ68 per person

Meet your host, Raffaele

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 333 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 333 reviews.

Irving
November 2020
RAFFAELE WAS FANTASTIC! He is extremely personable and tremendously knowledgable. My daughter gave me the experience as a birthday gift knowing my love of wine, history and archaeology. I purposely scheduled the experience for the day before Thanksgiving so our family could enjoy them on the holiday. Thanks to zoom we felt we were in the same room as Raffaele, armed with a PHD in Archaeology and a love of wines shared some of his life in Naples, shared isolation stories, and prepared 4 fantastic spiced wines of old! His English is excellent and he was nice enough to indulge my rudimentary attempts at speaking Italian. By the end of the experience we were all great friends and vowed to meet some day when the world reopens for wine or caffe somewhere in Naples! Can't wait!! A wonderful experience!! Oh, and everyone loved the variety of wines we created and we've shared the recipes Raffaele sent us!! These wines will now be a regular part of our traditional Thanksgiving celebration!! Grazie mille Raffaele!!
RAFFAELE WAS FANTASTIC! He is extremely personable and tremendously knowledgable. My daughter gave me the experience as a birthday gift knowing my love of wine, history and archae…
Betty
November 2020
Raffaele was so knowledgable in the wines and their history, and was such a gracious host. He was with us each step of the way, and the experience is something my sister, her husband, and I will remember! The class is especially perfect for this time of the year, and you can definitely take this class on your own as well.
Raffaele was so knowledgable in the wines and their history, and was such a gracious host. He was with us each step of the way, and the experience is something my sister, her husba…
Heather
November 2020
Fun experience! Between the historical background of wine and creating recipes that we could enjoy the next evening, it was such a cool and unique event.
Christopher
November 2020
Riccardo did an excellent job of giving some history as well as story telling followed by a step by step process with recipes. He is obviously very knowledgeable in what he does and gives great value to the experience. Would totally recommend to anyone especially a big group doing a private party.
Riccardo did an excellent job of giving some history as well as story telling followed by a step by step process with recipes. He is obviously very knowledgeable in what he does an…
Rossana
November 2020
Serata molto divertente e interessante. Raffaele è stato anche molto bravo a gestire il gruppo di amici per tutta la durata dell'esperienza.
Kira
November 2020
Was a fantastic experience. Can only recommend for bonding with the team :) Raffaele is very knowledgable about the history of the wine and strong about the local culture. Very humorous and easy going as a host.

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    6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EST)
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    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ361 per group
  • Sat, Nov 28
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    ﺩ.ﺇ68 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    ﺩ.ﺇ68 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    ﺩ.ﺇ68 per person
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    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    ﺩ.ﺇ68 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ361 per group
  • Sun, Nov 29
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ361 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.