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Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. 
So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world.

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“We recently enjoyed your group tour, Underground Colosseum (plus Third Tier), Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, on Jul 23, 2014 with Cinzia. Cinzia was extremely knowledgeable...” read more

“We recently enjoyed your group tour, Underground Colosseum (plus Third Tier), Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, on Jul 23, 2014 with Cinzia. Cinzia was extremely knowledgeable about Roman history, virtually bringing her stories to life for our group. As someone who is normally disinterested in history, I was fascinated with the information that Cinzia provided during our tour. Viewing the Colosseum was a highlight of our trip and being able to explore the underground areas as well as the upper level exceeded our expectations! The small group size of 6 really added to our enjoyment, allowing for a much more personal experience. This was definitely one of best tours we have ever taken! In addition, I must complement your company on the concern it showed us and the assistance it provided when I inadvertently missed the Vatican tour that I had booked, mistakenly thinking that it was scheduled for the following day. Much to my surprise, one of your agents called me to check on us and remind us that we were due at the Vatican for our tour. I was devastated to learn of my scheduling mistake as I was really looking forward to that experience. Your agent worked diligently with me to provide a different tour that would fit into our limited schedule. I was so appreciative of her help! Thank you for providing such great customer service and a fascinating tour that we will never forget. ” see less

July 30, 2014 Darlene T.

“I was very happy with my last-minute Twilight tour, and appreciate the opportunity to have booked it on-line, with a same day reservation. My guide was not expecting me, but...” read more

“I was very happy with my last-minute Twilight tour, and appreciate the opportunity to have booked it on-line, with a same day reservation. My guide was not expecting me, but thanks to your explicit meet-up instructions, I was able to connect with the small group and had a very excellent walking tour, complete with historical and political tidbits that refreshed my memory from studies long ago. I have already recommended this trip to my daughter, who lives in England, for her next trip, and will fill out a Trip advisor rec. soon. Thank you so much for a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. He was pleasant, very well informed, and tailored the discussion to the group interests. I retraced the tour the following evening on my own, and thought of many questions I wish I had asked. 5 stars +++” see less

July 30, 2014 Christy E.

“Thanks for the GREAT tour of the Vatican my husband and I took. The guide was very knowledgeable and an excellent tour guide. We would definitely your company again.” read more

“Thanks for the GREAT tour of the Vatican my husband and I took. The guide was very knowledgeable and an excellent tour guide. We would definitely your company again.” see less

July 30, 2014 Keith and Jeannie O.

“Francesca made this tour extremely enjoyable and very informative despite its length. She was very knowledgeable and we were so impressed that no question seemed to faze her....” read more

“Francesca made this tour extremely enjoyable and very informative despite its length. She was very knowledgeable and we were so impressed that no question seemed to faze her. She had a very easy, non-academic way of imparting information which is so important when faced with a grueling 5 hour walk up and down hills in the blazing sunshine and the last thing you want is to be bombarded with facts. All in all it was a fantastic day and all credit to Francesca although the material she had to work with is worth a huge mention! What can I say? Ivana was fantastic as a guide and as a person. She made five hours whizz by and I was not at all bored or disinterested. I must admit that she had a huge amount of material to speak about but that in itself can be daunting – choosing what to leave out. This was just right. Ivana managed to steer us through the Sistine Chapel and museums with skill and ease and I learned so much. She also has a very easy manner and imparted her knowledge without making it dry and academic. Thoroughly enjoyable day.” see less

July 29, 2014 Irena H.

“We took three tours with Through Eternity in May. Simply astounding! The Vatican and the Borghese tours, led by Caterina Panetta, were extraordinary. She was so capable of...” read more

“We took three tours with Through Eternity in May. Simply astounding! The Vatican and the Borghese tours, led by Caterina Panetta, were extraordinary. She was so capable of handling the inquisitive, the lingerers, the obsessed. Additionally she delighted in the art even though she’s seen them over and over again. What a treat! Thank you. ” see less

July 29, 2014 Judd B. and Emily S.

Judith beheading Holofernes is one of the most compelling of all of Caravaggio's masterpieces. Find out why.

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Through Eternity's Philosophy

Through Eternity is staffed by a team of English-speaking archaeologists, historians and art historians who live in the city and inhabit its constantly evolving history and traditions. They love to share their enthusiasm and... read more

Through Eternity's Philosophy

Through Eternity is staffed by a team of English-speaking archaeologists, historians and art historians who live in the city and inhabit its constantly evolving history and traditions. They love to share their enthusiasm and knowledge for the city with you, covering all of its important sites and topics with an accessible and engaging approach.

We know that your time in Rome 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 itineraries, 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 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 Rome private tours and Rome group tours you avoid the lines at the Vatican Musuem, St. Peter's Basilica, Colosseum and Roman Forum.

Our group tours of Rome have a maximum of 7 or 13 people.

All of our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the rich cultural tapestry of Rome. They lead our tours of Rome 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 Rome private tours offer you our expertise to help you explore and experience the city and her treasures, discovering the impact and the meaning that they had at the time of their creation.

Our Rome group tours 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 this timeless city.

Our Rome tours 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 of Rome 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 Rome private tours 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 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 Rome tours 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. Only through an exploration of this other intangible city will the dead city of colossal architecture come to life and be truly meaningful.

Our Rome tours to participate in the political and artistic life of Rome 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 Rome private tours because a visit to Rome is a great opportunity to approach art and to appreciate it, to understand it and to be moved by it.

Our Rome 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.

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