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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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“Every Aspect of Through Eternity Was Perfect! We fell in love with Rome and Florence thanks to the Through Eternity team! My husband and I were privileged to do 15 private...” read more
“Every Aspect of Through Eternity Was Perfect! We fell in love with Rome and Florence thanks to the Through Eternity team! My husband and I were privileged to do 15 private tours in Italy co-ordinated by Through Eternity (11 in Rome and 4 in Florence) last December. Every aspect was perfect from the office co-ordination to the wonderful tour guide and drivers. We started planning our Italian adventure about 18 months prior to our visit. Brilliant Pip in the office (with the assistance of Jillian and Anthony) worked closely with us to develop an in-depth itinerary to ensure we were immersed in the history and beauty of Rome (12 day stay) and Florence (8 day stay). Pip even suggested that we should stay in Monti to be close to everything and give us a local Roman experience. Over the 18 months we were in regular contact with Pip adding and tweaking the itinerary – nothing was too much trouble for her. We included a number of the standard tours and Pip created special tours to include the sights and experiences we requested. Our tours in Rome were – Four Churches Tour (guide – Katia); Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere (guide – Caterina); Rome Night Tour (guide – Thomas, driver – Alessandro); Colosseum (Underground & Third Tier), Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (guide – Ivana); Twilight Fountains & Seven Churches (guide – Caterina); Capitoline Museum & Palazzo Massimo (guide – Luca); Hadrian’s Villa & Villa d’Este (guide – Katia); Vatican & Castel Sant’ Angelo (guide – Ivana); Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Colonna, Villa Farnesina & Doria Pamphilj (guide – Federica); Borghese Gallery & Palazzo Barberini (guide – Caterina); and Rome Underground and Two Churches (guide – Caterina). We then spent three full days exploring the galleries, museums, churches and sights of Florence with Angelo and an amazing day in Siena, San Gimignano & Monteriggioni with local guide Marguerita and driver Valter. All our guides were incredible – they were extremely professional, knowledgeable and experts in their fields. Their passion was contagious which made the tours both invigorating and fun. They presented the tours in a friendly and relaxed manner and brought the history in life in a very approachable way. As we were in each city for a good length of time we were able to get a perfect introduction and overview of the fascinating and long history. For example, it was amazing to be able to explore the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and then visit the Capitoline Museum and Palazzo Massimo to see the ancient artefacts and statues that were found there. It was a privilege to be able to learn about the Roman Empire life and times and then the influence of the Church and the noble families over the thousands of years. We visited many churches, galleries and museums and as we had limited time, the guides were able to ensure that we saw the “must see” artworks - at no time did we feel rushed or overwhelmed. We especially wanted to see the Bernini and Michelangelo artworks, sculptures and architecture and Caravaggio paintings and we were fortunate to see the majority that Rome and Florence had on offer. We became great friends with our guides – they picked us up each morning from our apartment and planned our day so that we would visit the busier sights at the quieter times. We shared some amazing experiences like being the only ones in the Sistine Chapel and 8am in the morning and standing alone in the centre of the Colosseum arena – once in a lifetime memories! Angelo, in Florence, provided a fascinating in-depth explanation of Michelangelo’s processes in creating David. It was very sad to say goodbye to our guides at the end of our stay – hopefully we will meet up again! Words cannot express the amazing experience we had with everyone from Through Eternity. In fact we have started preliminary planning for our 2016 trip to Rome, Naples, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily!” see lessMarch 02, 2015 Sue and Baz
“Following 12 brilliant days in Rome with Through Eternity (see Rome review) we continued our Italian holiday in Florence. We spent three full days exploring Florence with...” read more
“Following 12 brilliant days in Rome with Through Eternity (see Rome review) we continued our Italian holiday in Florence. We spent three full days exploring Florence with local archaeologist and guide Angelo. Pip at the Through Eternity office organised a wonderful itinerary incorporating all of the museums, galleries, churches and sights we wanted to see plus a few surprises. Angelo was a brilliant guide – he picked us up at our apartment each morning and we went to some fantastic cafes for lunch each day. He was extremely professional and very knowledgeable and presented the tours in a friendly and relaxed manner and brought the history and the artworks to life in a very approachable way. An example of this is the fascinating in-depth explanation he gave of Michelangelo’s processes in creating David. We also became very familiar with the influences of the Medici family on Florence’s history, it was very evident in everything we saw. Through Eternity also organised a wonderful day trip from Florence to Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. Valter, our friendly driver, picked us up early in the morning and after a stop for coffee in Monteriggioni we were met in Siena by local guide Marguerita. The fascinating history and unique customs of Siena were explained to us by Marguerita and her passion for the city was infectious. She organised an extra special surprise visit to the Church of St Sebastian (the Selva contrada) and we learned about the contrade and the world famous Palio. After a beautiful lunch in the city square we explored the magnificent Duomo and the quaint streets, alleyways and shops. We then travelled through the beautiful Tuscan countryside via the medieval walled city of Monteriggioni and then onto the fortress city San Gimignano. We wandered the little streets with Marguerita and visited the beautiful church and distinctive shops. Thank you to everyone at Through Eternity for showing us the beauty, history and culture of Florence and Tuscany. We will be back to experience more!” see lessMarch 02, 2015 Sue and Baz
“My family and I had a terrific time on both tours (Ancient Rome and Vatican). Please give our thanks to Eugenia D'Andrea and Thomas Robinson. We've been to many places around...” read more
“My family and I had a terrific time on both tours (Ancient Rome and Vatican). Please give our thanks to Eugenia D'Andrea and Thomas Robinson. We've been to many places around the world and have taken many many tours. Your association was, by far, the best experience we've ever had. We can't wait for our next trip to Italy. We will definitely be choosing your association again for our next tour. ” see lessJanuary 19, 2015 The Gardiola Family
“Our tour of the Roman forum, the Palatine hill, and the colosseum was both enlightening and interesting. Eugenia wove together many details to help us gain an understanding,...” read more
“Our tour of the Roman forum, the Palatine hill, and the colosseum was both enlightening and interesting. Eugenia wove together many details to help us gain an understanding, and to really picture life in ancient Rome. After the tour, we were convinced that had we visited these spots on our own, we would have missed most, if not all of the history that Eugenia provided. In fact, we would not have even known what we were looking at! We were very pleased with our experience.” see lessJanuary 18, 2015 Leiba W.
Through Eternity's Philosophy
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... 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 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 walkking tours you avoid the lines at the Vatican Musuems, St. Peter's Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Uffizi, Accademia and other unmissible 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 7 or 13 people.
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 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 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