“We were on a 8 person tour with Enrica Armenante for 5+hours through the Vatican on 31 May 2016. Enrica was a fantastic guide and delivered the information in a very engaging...” read more
“We were on a 8 person tour with Enrica Armenante for 5+hours through the Vatican on 31 May 2016. Enrica was a fantastic guide and delivered the information in a very engaging way. Most notably, even with a small group we completed our tour almost thirty minutes after its scheduled end; Enrica could have hurried through St. Peter's but was gracious in finishing the tour with the same enthusiasm as she started and everyone on the tour was appreciative. We would definitely use TE again and recommend to friends.” see lessJune 11, 2016 Joe R
“To learn something about Ancient Rome and dispel some of the myths, this is a great tour. Our guide, Ximena, was engaging and spirited with a broad knowledge of her subject....” read more
“To learn something about Ancient Rome and dispel some of the myths, this is a great tour. Our guide, Ximena, was engaging and spirited with a broad knowledge of her subject. Left me wanting to find out more about about this fascinating time. The three hours flew by too quickly so would recommend the longer tour if time permits.” see lessJune 09, 2016 Suzanne Burns
“I wanted to let you know that the tour with you was wonderful. Our guide, Thomas, was awesome. He was so knowledgeable and explained to us in great detail everything. If we...” read more
“I wanted to let you know that the tour with you was wonderful. Our guide, Thomas, was awesome. He was so knowledgeable and explained to us in great detail everything. If we had a question he was more then willing to give us detailed information. My daughter and I would like to thank him for the most amazing tour ever. We are happy to recommend you to anyone who may ask.” see lessJune 07, 2016 Brenda and Tonya
“My husband heard about the tour through his sister who took this small group tour a year or so ago. We had not heard much about it in advance, but booked on the...” read more
“My husband heard about the tour through his sister who took this small group tour a year or so ago. We had not heard much about it in advance, but booked on the recommendation. Our day was wonderful! Eugenia was an amazingly knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide on our tour of the Vatican. It is clear to see that if we walked through ourselves we would not have had very much appreciation for the works of art and the related history. It is also obvious that even with this 5 hour tour we only scratched the surface of all of the art and history. Touring a number of the rooms and the Chapel early gave us the ability to experience those areas before the huge crowds arrived. We are thankful for Eugenia's efficient use of our time. It was also great to be in a small group. Our morning was tiring but very enjoyable and I would definitely recommend this to friends and family. ” see lessMay 31, 2016 Meghan O'Laughlin
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.