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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Spiced Wines of the Past with an Archaeologist

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 207 reviews.Napoli, ItalyPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Raffaele

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

Hello, explorers,
We are two archeologists who wants to break the barriers of space and take you back in time through wine!

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!

For the first part of this online experience, you will get comfortable sipping a glass of wine during the presentation 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)

After making our wines, we’ll talk about ancient food used for these recipes. 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!

* MY OFFLINE EXPERIENCES HAVE THE BEST RATES (4.97) WITH MORE THAN 1.2K REVIEWS FOR:

- NAPLES TOUR: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/178165?s=67&unique_share_id=7f068737-79ee-4de4-8db2-019022fe13e6

- POMPEII TOUR: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/464261?s=67&unique_share_id=a1a1d5f3-b3c2-4228-a3f3-ce01658a3a0a
Hello, explorers,
We are two archeologists who wants to break the barriers of space and take you back in time through wine!

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!

For the first part of t…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a 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
    Want to join with just your family and friends? Raffaele will host a private group for up to 30 guests starting at $111.

What to bring

  • Red and white wine: 250ml (250ML = one cup) for each spiced wine (2 x red, 2 x white).
  • Honey
  • Red and white wine: 250ml for each spiced wine (2 x red, 2 x white) so in total you need: 500ml of withe and 500ml of red!
  • Cloves
  • Red and white wine: 250ml for each spiced wine (2 x red, 2 x white) so in total you need: 500ml of withe and 500ml of red!
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Sun., Jul. 12
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
This time is popular
$23 per person
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Sun., Jul. 12
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Join 2 other guests
$23 per person
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Wed., Jul. 15
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
$23 per person
$23 per person

Meet your host, Raffaele

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 207 Reviews
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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)

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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.
My published master’s thes…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 207 reviews.

Henri
July 2020
Raffaele was extremely knowledgeable and his passion for archaeology and history was contagious. He gave very clear instructions on how to prepare the wines, offering really interesting historical context and fun facts. Loved the Game of Thrones connection, and look forward to drinking all these tasty wines!
Raffaele was extremely knowledgeable and his passion for archaeology and history was contagious. He gave very clear instructions on how to prepare the wines, offering really intere…
Amber
July 2020
We really enjoyed our experience making wine and learning the history behind it! Our hist was more than knowledgeable and friendly. Its like being transported in time and you can feel like your getting a taste of immersing yourself in another culture.
We really enjoyed our experience making wine and learning the history behind it! Our hist was more than knowledgeable and friendly. Its like being transported in time and you can f…
Pambos
July 2020
Raffaele was amazing! very knowledgeable and passionate. He went that extra mile to make our experience more comfortable. A real professional attitude! Nice cocktails and great deal of info learned.
Sarah
July 2020
A wonderful experience. I learned so much about wine, and I really loved making the spiced wines. I can't wait to drink these and make them for friends in the future.
Carol
July 2020
"I booked this for my daughter and son-in-law for their anniversary, and they loved it. Ricardo was their host, and they said they really enjoyed chatting with him and would recommend this for wine lovers and people interested in Mediterranean history."
"I booked this for my daughter and son-in-law for their anniversary, and they loved it. Ricardo was their host, and they said they really enjoyed chatting with him and would recomm…
Alia
July 2020
We booked this experience to bring all of my far-flung siblings together to celebrate our mother’s birthday. The host Riccardo (Rafaele’s colleague) was personable, welcoming to all of us, and knowledgeable. My mom was thrilled with both the experience and the outcome: deliciously spiced wines!
We booked this experience to bring all of my far-flung siblings together to celebrate our mother’s birthday. The host Riccardo (Rafaele’s colleague) was personable, welcoming to al…

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    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
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    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
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  • Wed., Jul. 15
    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
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    $23 per person
  • Wed., Jul. 15
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
    $23 per person

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.