Experts in their fields, our guides will immerse you in the secret and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists.
So much to see, so easy to miss out: visit the most fascinating sites on our group and private tours discovering the stories that have changed the world.
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“Firstly, I would like to thank Vanessa for giving us such a fantastic experience at the Colosseum on Thursday August 7th, and to Through Eternity for organizing the tour for...” read more
“Firstly, I would like to thank Vanessa for giving us such a fantastic experience at the Colosseum on Thursday August 7th, and to Through Eternity for organizing the tour for us. My girlfriend and I were visiting Rome for 3 days as part of a European Tour and so had limited time to make the most of what is truly a wonderful city and decided to do the Colosseum tour with the underground access. When we arrived Vanessa was easy to find, very welcoming and told us that it was just the 2 of us on the tour with her that day which was great news to start the day off as we felt like we got a private and intimate experience with the site alongside a lady with a sea of knowledge of the place. The tour itself was about 5-5.5hrs split up in the middle with a lunch stop, so it is quite long but it felt like the time flew by as Vanessa entertained us through the grounds and history at the site ranging from the well known stories down to a few very obscure but interesting pieces of information about the culture and progression of the Roman Empire and it's leadership through the ages. Instead of following the usual tour guide path of recounting the same information on every tour at the same points Vanessa was very fluid in switching from Historical information to structural peculiarities, tales of rumours and hear say that were rife during the Roman Empire, and some of the more gruesome and twisted elements of the Roman History. She was very open to questions and seemed to enjoy being interactive with us and we spent a good amount of time even discussing modern day politics and more recent 'controversial' leaders! All in all we both had a fantastic time and would highly recommend the tour to anyone else who wants to get the most out of their trip to the Colosseum. TIPS: Only take one bottle of water each as you can refill at many points along the tour. Most importantly, wear good walking shoes as there is quite a lot of walking over uneven surfaces and it can get rather warm when in the Sun. Many thanks! ” see lessSeptember 01, 2014 Ashley & Kyla
“ I want to sincerely thank you and your team for making our trip to Rome such a magical experience. We visited Rome to celebrate my father's 80th Birthday! My whole family...” read more
“ I want to sincerely thank you and your team for making our trip to Rome such a magical experience. We visited Rome to celebrate my father's 80th Birthday! My whole family loved the experience you gave us. We need to Thank the guides who made this such a special trip for us! We enjoyed every single one of them. Each tour guide was different and brought his/her own expertise/charm/style to the tours. Piazza walking tour with John John was extremely knowledgeable and added a dry, subtle sense of humor. He helped us out with a few photos by letting me know where to stand to get the best shot right before the guards ushered us out of the Pantheon. John was very accommodating and altered our tour to make sure we fit in everything we wanted to see within the specified time frame. Since this was our first day in Rome, he was aware of how tired our group was and made sure everyone kept up. Colosseum/Roman Forum/Palatine Hill (Vanessa) Vanessa was absolutely out of this world! Her knowledge and expertise as an archaeologist provided us with expert commentary on all of the sites. She was extremely attentive to my parents and made sure they were comfortable and supported. She made sure they had enough water and always stopped the tours in a shaded area for them (with somewhere they could sit). She paced the tour well in order to make sure we fit everything in while making sure my parents weren't rushed. She was able to answer all our questions and has such a nice personality. It was really lovely spending the day with her. Vatican (Lisa) Lisa was great as well! She has an infectious enthusiasm for her work. You could tell that she loved sharing her knowledge of the Vatican and it's vast holdings. She was really wonderful with my elderly parents and helping arrange a wheelchair for my father. This was the part of the trip that my parents had looked forward to for so long, and with Lisa's guidance, they were able to experience the Vatican in a unique and special way. They loved seeing the Sistine Chapel before the crowds and appreciated that they didn't have to stand in any lines. Ostia Antica, Borghese Gallery and Wine Tasting (Thomas) Last but not least, was Thomas. He was our tour guide 3 times. In addition to his vast knowledge of the sites, he provided hours of entertainment with fun stories, insightful context, and most importantly, great food/wine recommendations. He helped us get around Rome by showing us how to navigate the trains and bus lines. We really enjoyed spending our time with him. He made us feel very welcomed in Rome and made sure we were able to take in all the sites! We appreciated how much time he spent with us, making sure we had a good time. We enjoyed every tour, and I would wholeheartedly recommend Through Eternity tours. I want to especially Thank Gabriella at Through Eternity for helping me arrange the tours. She was always professional and responded to my emails promptly. She was very thorough with her emails and made sure we secured great guides for the tour! I couldn't have planned this without her help! Thanks again for making our family trip so memorable! We will definitely recommend your company to all our friends and family, and we will post something on Trip Advisor praising your company. Thanks! ” see lessAugust 30, 2014 Sandi W
“Hi, I'm glad to have the opportunity to tell you how much we enjoyed the tour to Vatican City! Massimo was so welcoming and made the tour come alive with his wealth of...” read more
“Hi, I'm glad to have the opportunity to tell you how much we enjoyed the tour to Vatican City! Massimo was so welcoming and made the tour come alive with his wealth of knowledge of the history of the Vatican. It was so great to have what we were seeing put in context and be able to understand it so much better. There is too much to see in one day, but our guide went above and beyond to patiently explain everything we wanted to know. He made our tour such a pleasant experience and I would not hesitate in recommending it to friends going to Rome in the future. Best regards, ” see lessAugust 29, 2014 Maria
“A friend had recommended Through Eternity and we are so glad he did, as it was a high point of our trip. The meeting spot was easy to find, and our guide, Gregory, was...” read more
“A friend had recommended Through Eternity and we are so glad he did, as it was a high point of our trip. The meeting spot was easy to find, and our guide, Gregory, was fantastic. I can't imagine touring the Vatican without him--not only were we able to skip the (huge) lines, we learned & retained so much. It's clear that not only is he incredibly knowledgable, he loves sharing his insights with others. My kids initially were worried about a 5-hour tour, but we all agreed: the day flew by and was one of the highlights of our trip. We definitely look forward to using Through Eternity again one day! Sincerely, ” see lessAugust 27, 2014 Loggia
“BRAVVVVOOOOO!!!! Hi to everyone at Through Eternity, and an especial thank you to Mario. We have been back in Australia a couple of weeks now, and I have finally nearly...” read more
“BRAVVVVOOOOO!!!! Hi to everyone at Through Eternity, and an especial thank you to Mario. We have been back in Australia a couple of weeks now, and I have finally nearly caught up on all of the work I missed for the last 2 months whilst we were away. So now I have time to give you your feedback. Sorry for the delay. Our tour in Rome with Mario was quite incredible. We can’t thank Mario enough. It was a highlight of our whole 2 month trip. We learned so much, we saw things which we would never have found for ourselves, we walked all over beautiful Rome instead of being herded into tourist buses and so we really saw it, we visited different ages and cultures of Rome, we walked in rooms which were over 2,000 years old. We were so lucky! It was all amazing. Mario was so informative and knowledgeable. He was a delight to have as our guide, and we just learned so much from him. We learnt more about history and we even now know how to look at a building to see its past. My father who is 91 years old was quite slow, but Mario very kindly always made sure that our group was together, which was a very rare thing in our experience with tour guides who usually always left us behind and we missed what they had to say. Mario was very kind and friendly and it was like being shown around Rome by a good friend who wanted us to love his city as he does. He also extended our experience by relating what we saw to a much deeper analysis of historical, political, religious and philosophical issues. We loved that. It was a very special experience. We love Rome and will never tire of visiting your beautiful country. We had such a wonderful tour with Mario that when we come back next time we will try to do all of the tours you offer all over Italy. (We have told our travel agent that, and that she should book everyone on your fantastic tours.) Thanks again for a wonderful tour in Rome, and for giving us something to really look forward to when we next visit Italy. With kind regards and thanks, Liz Sandford, Steve Hemsley and James King of Australia ” see lessAugust 26, 2014 Liz S, Steve H and James
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.
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.see less