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Online Private Experience: A Historical Gastronomy Experience with Count Capponi

Experience history and culinary delight combined in this one-of-a-kind online experience with our very own Ph.D. Italian noble count. Cook up an Italian feast from home!

Enjoy hearing all about the history of Italian cuisine, etiquette, wine, culture and society

Enjoy our a live zoom chat with our fascinating friend Count Niccolò Capponi.

In this unique online gastronomical experience, you’ll be captivated from the first minute with your charismatic host Count Capponi. We say no one knows Florence better – he’s descended from one of the most important Italian noble families.

For the first time, history and food combine in this fun, follow-along Italian cuisine chat. Fresh ingredients, healthy, typical Italian flavors, the recipe or wine tasting will vary day to day as the spontaneous count reveals his personal unique recipes and more! Sometimes we will be cooking, other times tasting wines, other times just having a chat about Italy’s rich culture and where it stands in Europe and beyond.

Highlights of this online experience:

  • An online gastronomical masterclass with a unique historical spin and Italian character!
  • Be part of an exclusive event and Q&A with a prestigious scholar, count & chef
  • Transport yourself to Italy from the comfort of your home

Your Masterclass Historian & Cooking Host

Count Niccolò Capponi is an erudite PhD historian. A scion of one of Florence’s noble families, his family dates back to the 1200’s in Florence. From an early age he developed a passion for history, stimulated by the presence of a substantial family archive. Graduating Summa cum Laude in 1988, after a spell managing Villa Calcinaia, he returned to school obtaining a doctorate in Military History. He now divides his time between writing, teaching, and some PR work for the winery.

As a prolific writer, he’s authored 5 books besides countless articles. His latest book on Niccolò Machiavelli (from whom he is descended) received international acclaim: ‘Victory of the West: The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto‘ (Da Capo, 2007). When asked about the title by an interviewer, Capponi replied that he was hoping to win the prize for ‘best fatwa of the year’, but found that he was up against some rather stiff competition!

Niccolò Capponi has appeared on a number of television documentaries, including the celebrated PBS ‘The Power of the Past‘, with Bill Moyers. His latest appearance has been in the History Chanel’s ‘The Medici Murder‘, dealing with the 1478 “Pazzi Conspiracy” against Lorenzo de’ Medici.

Virtual Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Exclusive online masterclasses & experiences are perfect for:

  • Families stuck in lockdown or home-schooling kids!
  • Fun activities for distanced friends and family to come together online
  • Gifts for a special occasion – book an online birthday party with us!
  • Team-building activities & incentives for colleagues and businesses
  • Online Curricula for schools, colleges & universities

If you would like a custom experience fill in the form below to arrange according to your needs, timing and budget

Other Online Experiences:

Venice – “La Serenissima” City Online Tour

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Online Experience: Becoming Michelangelo

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Or Discover them all here

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Request a Private Online Masterclass Experience

All of our online masterclass experiences can be hosted privately just for you and or your group. We can customize the virtual experience however you like. Whatever you are looking for we can create and design something specifically for you.

Go ahead and leave us some details below with what you are looking for and we’ll be in touch.

Explore our Private Online Virtual Masterclasses & Experiences

  • Enjoy exploring the world from your own home at a time that suits you.
  • We have amazing experts from around the world. World leaders and passionate locals, all great story-tellers, ready to engage and enthrall you

Great for Families & Kids

  • Make homeschooling fun! Our amazing experts are available for 1 to 1 exciting learning time.
  • Bring to life incredible stories from ancient Rome, learn to make pizza & handmade pasta, or virtually travel on the Venice lagoons!
  • Family-friendly guides are great at bringing learning to life. Our online experiences are designed for children, teens & multigenerational families. Fill out our inquiry form, tell us about yourself and we will get back to you.

Have fun with distanced friends & family

  • If you’re separated from friends or family, plan a get together with a fun online experience on a topic or activity of your choosing!
  • Italian fine wine tasting with a sommelier, a fun relaxed masterclass with a Michelin chef, or a visit to the Vatican with a world-leading expert, we will work with you to create a private experience for your holiday, a special occasion, team building or just for fun. Enquire using our form.

Live Online Curricula for Schools, Universities & Colleges

  • We work with you to develop your own custom multi-session curricula for preschool, kindergarten, middle, upper schools, colleges and universities.
  • Our amazing experts are great at engaging with our dive in deep learning aided by fascinating visual presentations and virtually guided tours.
  • Break out of geographical constraints and jump from viewing masterpieces up close in the world’s greatest museums to going into iconic monuments where history was made.
  • With our interactive conversational Socratic approach, your students will be able to ask our experts questions as they go. Our curricula are also available for parents looking for immersive engaging home-schooling content.

Enjoyable Team Building Online Experiences and Incentives

  • Enjoy connecting virtually with colleagues near and far.
  • Our fabulous experts will guide you through an interactive online experience focused on the topic of your choosing: whether it’s a tasting of fine Italian wine with a noble sommelier, or a fun relaxed masterclass with a Michelin chef, or experiencing the Vatican with a world-leading expert, or having a fun virtual travel disco dance party with a destination of your choice…
  • We will work with you to create a bespoke team-building experience that will be talked about for years to come.
    Enquire using our form above

Date & Times

Date & Times

This private experience can be customised and booked at a time to suit you with sufficient notice.

The times on the booking calendar are a guide and will be confirmed and arranged with you upon booking. Our expert is in Italy (UTC +2) and times will depend on your location and time zone as well as the chef’s availability.

Check your local time at your location with this converter: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com

FAQs

Can I visit Italy at the moment?

Keep checking with your government’s official travel advice and your airline, as information and regulations change quickly. Regardless of whether you can physically travel to Italy or not these Live Experiences will transport you there from wherever you are in the world!

What are our Online Live Experiences?

These new experiences are live and interactive guided tours or masterclasses with one of our amazing experts.

Each Online Experience will have a unique link to an exclusive online webinar with our world-class experts, where not only will they take you around the world and back in time through their video, but you can ask questions via chat and even interact directly!

It’s not just a lecture, it’s an interactive experience with a live Q&A satisfying all your questions. You get to be in the same ‘room’ as our experts!

What time of day do online experiences take place?

Please see the Date & Times tab for details. You can use this handy timezone converter link to verify what the start time is in your city/region.

https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

What do I need to bring to an online experience?

All you need is a strong internet connection on your phone, tablet or computer. We recommend getting comfortable with a good coffee of nice glass of wine depending on your preference.

What age group is best suited for this online virtual experience?

This experience is appropriate for all ages. Please be aware, historical art, particularly in the renaissance, often features nudity, as in Michelangelo’s famous David sculpture!.

Can my family join this virtual live experience?

Yes of course! There will only be one login per booking on a device, so make sure you can all clearly see the screen.

Do I need to download a software program or install anything?

The experiences are via Zoom, usually this does not require installation but it can depend on your device.  We will send you everything you need with instructions and the link to access the experience when you book.

Do I need a Webcam or and a Microphone? Will other people be able to see me or and hear me?

You do not need these. You have the option to turn on your video and microphone to ask questions or you may use the chat function. You are welcome to interact during the experience; our expert will guide you.  In the question and answer part of the experience you can ask questions via audio or chat. For some experiences with a small group you may also interact with video if you like. We will always ask permission beforehand.

Can I cancel the Virtual Experience?

Virtual Experiences are non-refundable, but are transferable with sufficient advance notice to another time/day. Please see our terms and conditions.

How many spots should I book?

Please consider purchasing an extra guest spot on the experience. It will greatly help our local businesses. We very much appreciate your support.

Minimum Participants:

To run this virtual live experience we require a minimum of 2 people

2 reviews for Online Private Experience: A Historical Gastronomy Experience with Count Capponi

  1. Sharon

    wonderful presentation yet again, thank you!

  2. Cindy Cruz

    That was fun. Thank you!

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