“Good morning Thomas and everyone! Let me just start by saying WOW. You guys certainly deserve your reputation for scholarly and excellent tours. We had such a great time seeing...” read more
“Good morning Thomas and everyone! Let me just start by saying WOW. You guys certainly deserve your reputation for scholarly and excellent tours. We had such a great time seeing the Vatican with Thomas, I can’t tell you. He is SO full of information and knowledge, it was like having a personal Vatican scholar all to ourselves. The Vatican is one of those places where you can spend days and not see it all or get enough information, so I knew squeezing a lot into 3.5 hours would be a challenge. We saw SO much and learned stuff none of us had ever imagined…just a great tour! Highest compliments to all of you for arranging a great tour – we should have done more with you. Now we all want to come back to Rome to do it again! Thanks so much for leaving us with amazing memories and for making us smarter than all of our friends!” see lessMay 21, 2016 Amy Deptula, Mike Deptula, Michelle Saudarg
“We took the underground Colosseum tour, the palatine hill and Roman forum tour with Guia. She was excellent!! We enjoyed her tour. She was accommodating to all guests. We had...” read more
“We took the underground Colosseum tour, the palatine hill and Roman forum tour with Guia. She was excellent!! We enjoyed her tour. She was accommodating to all guests. We had one member of our party who was significantly slower than the rest, she did an excellent job of accommodating for her yet not holding the rest of the group back. We really appreciated this. She was extremely knowledgeable on all the topics. We especially enjoyed the underground portion of the Colosseum and enjoyed hearing a bit from the other guides there also. I also want to say a quick thank you, our flight to Rome was delayed and we missed our Vatican tour the day before, through email and phone calls someone was attempting very hard to help us make up this tour, unfortunately it did not work with our schedule but we really appreciated their attempt to reschedule due to something out of their control (out of our control also). If traveling again we would book a Through Eternity tour!” see lessMay 20, 2016 Maggie
“Thank you, Angelo, for a fantastic tour of the Uffizi Gallery. We were so fortunate to be the only two in your group that day. We learned so much about the Medici family and...” read more
“Thank you, Angelo, for a fantastic tour of the Uffizi Gallery. We were so fortunate to be the only two in your group that day. We learned so much about the Medici family and the art from that time period. Through your stories, you made it come alive. Your tour was unforgettable and made our visit to Florence all the richer.” see lessMay 20, 2016 Nancy Williams
“Hello Thomas and Through Eternity team, we took your Vatican tour on April 22nd with Thomas and we just had to tell you what an excellent experience we had. Everything was so...” read more
“Hello Thomas and Through Eternity team, we took your Vatican tour on April 22nd with Thomas and we just had to tell you what an excellent experience we had. Everything was so smooth - booking our tour on line, the directions to our meeting place, and of course, the tour itself. Thomas, you were so great with sharing your wealth of knowledge with us. We know you probably do these tours in your sleep but we never got the feeling that you were just going through the motions. You seemed genuinely excited about what you were presenting to us and in turn we were excited about what we were seeing! We just wanted to kidnap you and take you with us for the rest of our trip 😃 We thank you for a wonderful experience!” see lessMay 19, 2016 Stephanie, Stuart, and Adrienne Cohen
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.