VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

Art and History comes to you 'live' at home

In this moment we are interconnected more than ever by technology. As a way of bringing Italy closer to you I have chosen to collaborate with three engaging on-line learning projects. Art historical lectures, cooking classes and language learning can all be brought to you live, via virtual technology. These likeable activities are fun and educational! Since the experiences are live, questions can be answered in real time. Try it out! It is almost like being in your friend’s living room in Florence.

Lectures

Are you interested in learning more about the art and history of Italy?

Via virtual technology join-in on an expert one hour talk or be part of a multi-week seminar on the Renaissance. 

Lectures suggested donation US$ 20 per screen. 
For more details see our calendar above or contact us!

Cooking Classes

Would you like to learn to cook Italian delicacies?

We have joined forces with a local home chef in Florence to learn to make simple Italian recipes that can be prepared in your own kitchen.

We provide the shopping list and the recipes. Join us privately via zoom for about 1.5-2 hours and we can cook together. Yes… it really is almost like being here.

Price Euro 50 per person
For more details just contact us!

Learn Italian "Parliamo"

Learn the Italian language with a professional educator on-line.

Whether you want to brush up on the language for a future trip, get a conversation going with a local, or gain a better understanding of Verdi or  Dante.

Enjoy one-on-one lessons with an expert professional linguist via zoom technology at a time you desire. Afterwards practice with recorded lessons.

Price from Euro 50 for 45 minutes
(buy a 10 class package and receive a free lesson)
For more details just contact us!
  • We really enjoyed the virtual tour, Elizabeth. I guess what makes it special for us is that we can identify. I think it is safe to say I will probably never again be able to travel to Italy so we really depend on your virtual tours. I wish they were later in the day for us so we could enjoy some vino while watching….LOL. W anxiously await the next tour.
    Andy and Linda P.
    February 2021
  • Hi Liz, I really enjoyed it and I hear you on the tech issues--this virtual world is hard! But nothing was rough enough to get in my way of enjoying it, and I saw the moon over the RIVER!!!! And I learned that Pisa used to be a PORT!!!! It was a great change of routine to my day and just lovely seeing people in a piazza enjoying a glass of wine... wow.
    Rachel G.
    February 2021
  • Hi Elizabeth - Certainly enjoyed your cooking class and selections! Thanks so much for the experience.
    Linda T.
    February 2021
  • This was so much fun! I’m really glad I did the cooking along with you and Claudio. Most fun I’ve had in a while! ... Would love to do it again. Thank you!
    Catherine R.
    February 2021
  • Thank you so much for this lovely tour of Florence. I'm from the Nicky Chapin trip we took to Florence several years ago, and it was really fun to be back! I loved the way you wove history into live streaming of the street--you did a great job. Seeing the moon rise over the Arno--well. Room With a View, eat your heart out.
    Janice B.
    February 2021
  • We just finished the tour and it was wonderful. Seeing Florence virtually made us feel less locked down and more locked down at the same time. Thanks so much for this opportunity.
    Mike & JoAnn
    February 2021
  • Elizabeth, that was terrific! Not a bit amateurish and I thought the balance with your slides, talk and Vanessa's ride was terrific. Felt like I was back there again. I will definitely hop on some of your other talks as my time allows. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention.
    Susan R.
    February 2021

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