“We just completed the Underground Rome tour with our tour guide, Robert. We could not wait to tell you how extraordinary it was for us. Robert's exceptional knowledge, depth...” read more
“We just completed the Underground Rome tour with our tour guide, Robert. We could not wait to tell you how extraordinary it was for us. Robert's exceptional knowledge, depth of information and insights into the historical context of history, architecture , and religion was sensational. One of our areas of special interest was the evolution of religion and we could not have had a better guide. Thank you for providing us with such an exceptional and truly memorable experience. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome!” see lessApril 22, 2016 Linda and Raymond Siciliano
“The tour was excellent, Gracelyn was an outstanding guide. Her passion for the art and history was clear to see, best of all her passion was backed up with knowledge. We...” read more
“The tour was excellent, Gracelyn was an outstanding guide. Her passion for the art and history was clear to see, best of all her passion was backed up with knowledge. We learned so much, in fact some of the things Gracelyn taught us on the Vatican tour enhanced our experience while on further travel in Florence. The tour was very well run, I was particularly impressed with the way we went to certain places such as the Raphael rooms early, even if it meant some doubling back later as I am sure we got to fully appreciate the rooms and the art in a way that we may not have been able to had the route taken been different. We were so impressed that we almost immediately left a 5 star review on trip advisor. I would highly recommend Gracelyn as a guide and Through Eternity tours. ” see lessApril 16, 2016 Lizzy
“Thomas was my guide on 2 tours this past week (Forum/Colosseum and Underground Rome). He was funny, fantastic and a fount of knowledge! Since he is a medieval specialist, I...” read more
“Thomas was my guide on 2 tours this past week (Forum/Colosseum and Underground Rome). He was funny, fantastic and a fount of knowledge! Since he is a medieval specialist, I found myself wishing he were here in Assisi where I am now as I feel like I have stepped into the 13th century. I recommended your company to my concierge at Hotel Relais 6. Grazie, Tom! I wanted to say how lovely, gracious and knowledgeable Eugenia was at my Villa Borghese Gallery tour. I had art history classes but she really made it come alive for me. She even walked the 3 of us through the Villa park lands to the Spanish Steps! A great time and guide.” see lessApril 16, 2016 Beverly Coscarelli
“We had a wonderful guide in Angelo in Florence, who met us at the appointed place and time. We were very fortunate to be the only two people on the tour so we really had a...” read more
“We had a wonderful guide in Angelo in Florence, who met us at the appointed place and time. We were very fortunate to be the only two people on the tour so we really had a private tour! Angelo's knowledge was exceptional and he brought the Renaissance paintings to life for us. He knew exactly which paintings to show us to demonstrate the development of the Renaissance artists and we learnt so much from him. I have recommended Through Eternity tours to several friends and would do so again unreservedly. Thank you Angelo! ” see lessApril 13, 2016 Kathy Greaves
Through Eternity is staffed by a team of English-speaking archaeologists, historians and art historians who live in the italian cities and inhabit their constantly evolving history and traditions. They love to share their... read more
Through Eternity is staffed by a team of English-speaking archaeologists, historians and art historians who live in the italian cities and inhabit their constantly evolving history and traditions. They love to share their enthusiasm and knowledge for their cities with you, covering all of its important sites and topics with an accessible and engaging approach.
We know that your time in Italy is precious and is often the fulfilment of a life-long dream. We care about this and don't want you to miss this great opportunity to enrich your mind and your life, experiencing at first hand the roots of our present societies and institutions.
With our well-planned and carefully studied tours of Italy, you will be able to maximise your time experiencing the culture, the history and the art of the past in the most direct and meaningful manner possible. We believe in the importance of travelling with opened eyes, attentive minds and excited hearts. By consequence we design our Italy tours as 360-degree experiences of the eyes, the mind and the heart, helping you not only to appreciate the beauty of art but also clarifying the profound ideas and genuine emotions that inspired its creation. This is the goal that the Italian and American founders of Through Eternity, and all of our team will help you to realize.
With all of our Italy walking tours you avoid the lines at the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Uffizi, Accademia and other unmissable sites.
All of our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the rich culture of Italy. They lead our tours of Italy knowing that every day we step on centuries of history, and that a painting encloses as a circle the sense of an artist's life. To unearth these powerful underlying histories, and furthermore to explore with you their powerful relevance to us today, is their goal.
Our group tours of Rome have a maximum of 8 or 13 people. They are a journey through the ideas, passions and lives of hundreds of great artists and outstanding figures from the past - from Michelangelo to Bernini, from Julius Caesar to Emperor Constantine - all of whom imparted a new direction to the art and the history of Rome.
Our Rome private tours offer you our expertise to help you explore and experience Rome and her treasures, discovering the impact and the meaning that they had at the time of their creation.
Our tours of Rome are intended to provide an immediate experience of art, offering you the basic tools to engage with the language of the artists in an accessible and interesting manner, and thus reaching through to their powerful worlds of thoughts and emotions.
Our tours are authentic journeys to the roots of our societies and traditions as we take you into the reality of the past; along the way we will recreate the lively environment and the social and political context in which events, institutions and revolutions developed.
Our private tours of Rome give you an in-depth view of the city's temples, piazzas, statues and frescos. Not only will you see and experience these sites on our tours but you will also re-live the times and places as they were when they were inhabited by our ancestors; those who practiced rituals, participated in ceremonies, ate at wedding and funeral banquets, and who strolled and congregated in these very streets.
Our tours of Rome because what we see in the great archeological parks of the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, and in the imposing architecture of the Colosseum, is all that remains of a vast invisible city of ideas, politics, and economic life.
Our Vatican tours to participate in the political and artistic life of the Vatican in the years of the pontificate of Julius II (1503-1513), to sit at his lavish table in the Belvedere Courtyard with ranks of artists, rich patrons, and art lovers, to be with them at the rediscovery of ancient artworks, at the creation of the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and in the Raphael Rooms (the Stanze), and at the new Basilica of St. Peter.
Our Vatican private tours to participate in the great artistic enterprises of the Renaissance and in the silent competition that brought Michelangelo and Raphael to draw out frescoes for eternity from the cold plaster of the papal palaces, to understand the techniques, the figures, and their meaning.
Our private tours of Florence are a journey into the Renaissance, to discover the ideas, passions, and inventions that characterized the time of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. The best way way to understand what profound cultural renewals the Renaissance, with its new centrality of man and his physical nature and intellectual qualities, brought to all fields of human activity, from politics to religion, from art to science.
Our tours of Florence help you to understand the lives of the great artists of Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Donatello, from Botticelli to Michelangelo, following them through the crucial phases, formation and ideals in the cultural context of the time.
Our private tours of Pompeii help you understand why at Pompeii more than in other sites we are presented with the geometry still intact of those places where life was moving along tranquilly on that fateful day in August of 79 AD when the volcano swept away time.see less
Our top-rated guides show you the real Italy, from the galleries of the Uffizi to the underground tunnels of the Colosseum, from its traditions to its geniuses. As you explore Rome and Florence in the company of an expert guide, you’ll see famous monuments and masterpieces, but also discover hidden gems.