Subject: Fantastic history, enchanting storytelling
Hi - let me start by saying that Angelo Alterio brought Florence to life for us. His tour organization was brilliant starting with the history of the city in an interactive display. We were instantly oriented to the various sites we were going to visit on the tour. Angelo's passion for the arts was invigorating. Whether explaining the nuances of the Pieta or the influence of the structure of the baptismal doors we were captivated by what we saw. My wife is an artist so for her it was a reinforcement of what she knew. For me it was an eye opening experience as I learned about how much of the art was created. Angelo reduced the process down to simple concepts which now have given me a perspective for understanding the arts in a much clearer way. Fantastic history, enchanting storytelling and knowledge about how everything came together in the artist's hands. Thanks Angelo!
Subject: Excellent experience
Hi - this was an excellent tour. I am a history buff who minored in Classics many years ago and had always wanted to walk ancient Rome. My wife was not sure about the event as she had not my background. John Tinto created an excellent experience for both of us. I got to see what I had studied and my wife was captivated by the picture of Roman life that John conveyed throughout the tour. We both walked away with a keen awareness and understanding of how much had changed since Roman times and how much remains the same. It was a detail oriented tour on which the history was presented in an easy to understand manner. John stayed away from the drier elements of history, the dates and such, to keep our attention focused on how people lived. The Forum, Palatine and Colosseum really came alive for us under his direction. Thanks for a great day John.
Subject: Knowledge, patience, courtesy and professionalism!
I would be glad to provide feedback, and apologies for the delay as we just got back from our trip.
The tour John led was great - he did an excellent job and was the consummate professional. Very enjoyable tour - his knowledge was extensive, but he was able to tell it to the group at an undertandable, sometimes humorous (in a good way), and thorough manner. The length of the tour was good - there is so much to see there, but we had ample stop/sit times yet John kept it moving and dispensed a considerable amount of information during our 5 hours together. He also did a good job of herding cats with our group - we were never held up by unruly group members or people wandering off and getting lost.
Just like the Vatican tour we had with John Tinto, this one (Nero's Rome) was great. Anna was very knowledgable about the architecture and functions in each place we visited and did a great job of explaining everything to us. We saw a lot, moved around a lot, but never felt hurried or like she was talking at us instead of to us. Anna was very kind to take a lot of questions from the group and answer them individually - being very thorough, yet keeping the tour moving.
We learned a lot and enjoyed everything we saw (unfortunately the lower level of the Colosseum had just been closed due to some rocks falling by the entrance), and again Anna's knowledge, patience, courtesy, and professionalism made the tour an A+ event.
We will recommend this tour as well to anyone we know going to Rome.
Thanks again for the fantastic venue you all provide to have "semi-private" tours of what must be the most visited places on the planet!
Subject: Ancient City and Vatican: Amazing Guides!
The tour was excellent. Giovanni was extremely knowledgeable regarding the history and provided my father and I with a great understanding and background. We both agreed if we had to do it over again we would use Through Eternity and would request both Giovanni and also Leonardo (who was our guide in the vatican). They both exceeded expectations and our trip to Rome would not have been the same without their guided tours. Please send our regards to both Giovanni and Leonardo - they both were amazing!
Subject: Small Groups Are Wonderful!
We enjoyed our Nero's Rome tour and Caterina was very knowledgeable and helpful. We also loved being in a small group. We also had a great time at the Vatican & St. Peter's and Antonietta was fantastic! Again, it was wonderful to have someone so knowledgeable and passionate as our guide and we loved being in a small group.
We will definitely recommend ThroughEternity tours to all our friends and family.
Lawrence & Irene Stephens
Subject: Three FABULOUS Tours in Florence and Rome!
My husband and I scheduled 3 tours with your firm: Florence, Vatican, and Colosseum. All three were FABULOUS!!! Timing, scheduling, communication before the tours could not have been better. The tours and tour guides were outstanding. We have taken many other tours, especially through cruise lines, and we found your tours exceptional in terms of knowledge and value.
I wish I could tell all travelers, “Stop searching, stop planning, stop worrying…just schedule with Through Eternity!!"
Subject: Vatican Tour: Highlight of our Trip!
Hello from Maine. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Cinzia. Our time with her was the highlight of our trip to Rome! My husband was skeptical about a 5 hour tour, but he would have stayed for hours more. I would highly recommend your company and especially Cinzia. Her guidance through the Vatican and historical perspective made a lasting impression. We loved every minute.
Subject: Guides Really Know Their Stuff
Hi there, Through Eternity Tours:
We're back from Italy now, so I can finally respond. Poor Anna! She got us the first full morning we were in Rome. We arrived the day before and were really a mess when she got to the hotel. Super tired and groggy! I hope she didn't think we were lunkheads!! We enjoyed spending the day with Anna so much! My daughter just really loved Anna!!
As history buffs, we were excited to visit Italy. Anna told us how there is, literally, history all around in Rome. (John showed us the next day on the Forum tour.) As an archeologist, she had so many stories! She was so fun! She taught us so, so much!! We also really enjoyed having her join us for lunch! It felt like an extra treat to listen to her stories while we scarfed down pizza in the Vatican cafeteria. We were sad to leave her at the end of the day. She was our first "connection" in Rome and we really liked her a lot. When we got in the cab after parting ways with Anna, we realized that we failed to take a photo with her!!! We were so bummed!! Tell her that for us if you would. We would love to have a photo of her for our Italian Tour album. She may think that's a strange request, so if she doesn't want to, we understand. We just think the world of her!! We would give her top marks for her knowledge and her warm personality!!! :)
John at the ancient city was also incredibly knowledgeable and he taught us SO much!! He knows his stuff!! We enjoyed our tour with him very much!!
When I get time, I will go into Trip Advisor and give them my two cents as well.
Kelly, Will and Emily Ramsdale
Subject: Early Entrance to Sistine Chapel: Worth Every Penny
Thank you for helping make my time in Rome so enjoyable. The extra money spent on the early morning visit to the Vatican was worth every penny. Eugenia was knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about the tour I really enjoyed the time spent with her and the group.
I then had Mario for both the Rome at Twilight and the Capitoline Museum tours. The tours themselves where fascinating but Mario really made them memorable. He was incredible knowledge but also friendly and engaging. Absolute pleasure learning from him
The tour then in Florence (Florence of the Medici) was very interesting and Angelo really brings it to life with his passion. Thank you.
Subject: No Run of the Mill Tours
Love and Death: Mario was excellent in tying together all the sites, history and cultural dimensions of the areas visited. He was personable, interactive, knowledgeable and pleasant. Superb guide. Ancient City: Federica gave a superior tour. Knowledge was excellent and not run of the mill. The Rome at Twilight tour with was excellently and done by Eva. Informative, complete. She was responsive to questions. Her knowledge was excellent and the details she added were super.
Subject: Ancient Culture Brought To Life: Underground Rome
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Mario. He was very entertaining and has a very in-depth knowledge of all of the sites he took us to and brought the ancient culture to life. We will certainly recommend Through Eternity tours to our friends and will write a review on TripAdvisor Rome and Florence.
Angela and Ed Higgins
Subject: Guide's English Was Perfect, and Delivery Very Engaging: Nero's Rome
My wife and I recently took your tour "Nero's Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill." Our guide was Mr. Guido Airoldi, who was outstanding! Guido's English was perfect and his delivery style was very engaging. He was thoroughly knowledgeable about all aspects of ancient rome and its people. Touring the Colosseum, including the underground chambers and third seating tier, was on my bucket list and Mr. Airoldi made this tour even more special for me. I highly recommend this particular tour and I most certainly recommend Mr. Guido Airoldi as an excellent tour guide. Based on this very positive experience, I would certainly book another Through Eternity tour when we travel again.
Subject: Essence of Rome: Magical!
Katia was superb. The tour was magical. From the smallest detail (the coffee granita suggestion) to ushering us safely back to our train to the largest (conveying to glory and grandeur of the Amphitheater of Fabian), I could not have hoped for more for my family and friends.
Subject: One of the Best Guided Tours Ever! Nero's Rome
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour as our guide, Giovanni was very knowledgeable and personable. His background in archeology helped put the tour in context. We have travelled to Europe each of the past ten years and this was one of the best guided tours we have taken and we would highly recommend the tour to others wishing an indebt understanding of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Initially, we thought that five hours might be too long; however the tour was very well paced and enjoyable. Our thanks to Giovanni and your company!
Subject: Love & Death: Did Not Disappoint
This was the second Through Eternity tour that we took on this trip to Rome. We took some tours with you five years ago, on our first trip to Rome, and we thought they were amazing. This is why we did not hesitate to book with you again. This tour certainly did not disappoint us. Our guide, John, was very knowledgeable, and had some very interesting stories to tell us. We saw parts of the city that we had not seen before. Also, this tour provided a completely different focus than any tour we had taken before. That's one of the luxuries that we were able to have on our second visit to Rome. We really enjoyed the tour, and the depth of knowledge displayed by John. The stories were great, and the places visited were great. We would not hesitate to recommend this tour to others.