Subject: Highlight of my trip
This tour was a really good bet, and it is one of the highlights of my trip to Italy.
I've taken a few tours before this one and can assess that Luca De Angelis has been the most effective guide. He is able to distill a lot of information into story-like narratives, which make for a more interesting presentation. Moreover, his command of details is impressive. But ultimately, it is individuals who make history and one of the guide's most difficult tasks is to fuse a lot of these disparate element together - history, architecture, myths, culture - into engaging "stories", otherwise it is just like having someone recite from an encyclopedia per attraction.
I've complimented Mr. de Angelis about his character-focused narrative skill, and was surprised that he has only been doing this for less than three years!
Thanks to Through Eternity for this experience.
Subject: Highly recommended Nero's Rome tour
Leonardo was an amazing guide, very passionate and well informed. The tour itself included some amazing access to the ancient ruins. We highly recommend this tour for that reason. The Colosseum access was exceptional, being able to step out onto the stage, visit the underground and most impressively access the view from the 3rd tier. After seeing it from this perspective, anything else would be disappointing. My husband is an Ancient Rome fanatic and he was incredibly impressed with what he learned and saw through our walk through the Palatine and the Forum. This small size of the group made it much more enjoyable and personable too. If you can tour Ancient Rome with Leonardo, it is worth every penny!
Faye and Patrick
Subject: My family would definitely recommend Through Eternity Tours
We booked the "Nero's Rome: Colosseum(Underground and third tier included), Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with Through Eternity Tours as recommended by Rick Steves. All through the booking process, the staff responded quickly and offered help. We met Katia Di Lodovico for our tour on August 18, 2013 and could not have asked for a better guide. She made sure we were comfortable and stopped in the shade to provide info when she could (it was August and very hot), but most importantly she made Roman history come to life during our 5 hour tour. My 19 and 21 year old nieces (along with the rest of my family) said Katia was their favorite tour guide during our entire 10 days in Italy. We merged tour private groups when we arrived at the Colosseum. We were thankful that we had Katia as our guide as she had such ease and ability to provide us with the history and stories about ancient Rome compared to the other tour guide. My family would definitely recommend Through Eternity Tours and especially Katia for any Rome tours.
Subject: Outstanding tour
In June, 2013, I joined my daughter, son-in-law and grandson on a trip to Rome. Our guide for the entire Vatican area was Caterina Panetta and words truly cannot describe what an excellent job she did in making history "come alive" for us. Her in-depth knowledge and succinct way of describing events and people gave much insight to all on the tour. We are all deeply grateful that she was our guide......she was outstanding. Joanne Hill
Subject: Wonderful experience
Maurizio was a fantastic guide for this tour! The tour was everything we expected it to be, but the guide was great. He was very conscious of the heat/sun and made every effort to move between shady spots so that we could enjoy the sights & history of Ancient Rome as much as possible. He went above & beyond by providing fantastic restaurant recommendations and answered other questions we had that weren't specific to the tour. I will highly recommend your company (and especially Maurizio) to anyone I know who will be visiting Rome.
Thank you for a wonderful experience-
Subject: One of the best tours that we have ever been on
We thoroughly enjoyed our "The Seven Hills of Rome by Car" tour. Our tour guide, Adrianna, was excellent. She was extremely knowledgeable about each and every site that we visited, but she did not overwhelm us with too much information. Adrianna was also mindful that we had children on our tour and did not try to turn our tour into a college-level history lecture course. Her explanations were perfectly balanced, with just the right amount of information, history and humor. Finally, Adrianna's passion for Rome and its history made the tour even more enjoyable as we began to share her passion as the tour went on.
Overall, this tour led by Adrianna was one of the best tours that we have ever been on.
Subject: One of the key highlights of our vacation in Italy
My daughters and I enjoyed very much our tour with Adriana Cioce. In fact it was one of the key highlights of our vacation in Italy.
Adriana has an obvious passion for Rome and its history. She is very knowledgeable and was able to maintain our attention despite the tremendous heat. She made us appreciate the chance we had to be able to visit such an incredible site.
We also appreciated her concern for our well being reminding us to drink a lot and stay in the shade as much as possible. She gave us good advice for a place to have lunch and things to do after the tour.
I highly recommend this tour. Many thanks to Adriana for her kindness, professionalism and generosity.
Subject: Wonderful tour
Wanted to say how wonderful our tour of the Colosseum/Roman Forum/Palentine Hill was with Guido on August 6, 2013. It was a hot, hot day and I admit that I wasn't too excited about 5 hours of trudging through these locations BUT Guido made it all so interesting that I had no idea we had been walking and talking for so long. His ability to put all of what we saw in context with history was fantastic. His knowledge of both history and archaeology were impressive. My 16-year-old will surely do well in world history class thanks to Guido! Oh, and, his English was flawless, which made it so much easier for us to enjoy and learn.
Subject: Highly recommended
My wife and I took a trip to Italy to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. We are Catholic so the Vatican was a must for us. We did the morning tour on Wednesday, July 31st with Cinzia Cutrone and were amazed at the dedication and knowledge she demonstrated. The tour was about 5 hours and we visited the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and time just flew by. The group size was small about 8-10 people, which made the experience more enjoyable. We noticed other tour groups with 30+ persons and they appeared to be rushed and a bit chaotic. Cinzia not only demonstrated great knowledge with the Vatican history but she allowed time for breaks and really identified with each person in the group. I highly recommend having your Rome tours with this agency (Through Eternity).
Subject: Best part of my entire 15 day trip in Europe
Dear Through Eternity Tours -
I am the wife of Ryan Privratsky and I wanted to let you know that the 5 hours I spent with Cinzia Cutrone was the best part of my entire 15 day trip in Europe.
She is not only amazingly intelligent, well organized and punctual, but also, she is poised, professional and the most amazing person I have ever had the pleasure of coming in contact with. If all that we planned on this vacation, this was the best day of the vacation. In fact, it ranks on my list of best days ever.
Cinzia Cutrone is a wealth of knowledge, of color and of observation. I cannot say enough good things about her and will ALWAYS recommend Through Eternity and Cinzia Cutrone to my family and friends while traveling to Rome. I have already told my father about her (incidentally - he was the one who recommended Through Eternity) and he also stated that his day with your company was one of the best days of his life.
And so, my personal experience with Cinzia Cutrone will forever remind me of Rome and has me begging to go back again - just to hear her speak!
Thank you Cinzia and Through Eternity.
Subject: Memorable experience
We had the best time on our tours with Luca! Prior to this one, we had booked a tour with Luca through the USO to tour the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel. We were thrilled to have him again for the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill. Luca perfectly balances professionalism with a wonderful personality. He was incredibly knowledgable and thorough. I've already recommended him and your company to a friend who is living in Venice - after reading my Facebook posts, she asked for your contact information.
Thank you for a most memorable experience!
The Gadway Family
Subject: Excellent Caravaggio Tour
My friend and I both thoroughly enjoyed our Caravaggio tour with Caterina. She was excellent.
Caterina explained a ton of information about the Caravaggio paintings we saw, and this totally enhanced our enjoyment of the incredible art. Caterina was very knowledgeable and incredibly passionate.
And Caterina's expertise is clearly not just limited to Caravaggio — or to art history. During our walks to the various sites, Caterina shared with us a wealth of information about Rome, food, other sites, etc. She was great all around, and we will recommend Through Eternity tours (and Caterina) to any friends who are interested.
Thank you for the superb tour and afternoon,
Subject: Fabulous tour!
Our tour with John Tinto was FABULOUS!!!! We loved John. John was filled with information and perspective on all of the areas that we toured. He was able to personalize our experience and exceed our expectations. My 71 year old Mother was with us, John was extremely attentive to the needs of the whole family. We would definitely recommend John to others!!!
Subject: Passionate and informative guides
The reason we booked the tour with your company was that we heard the groups were relatively small and that your guides were passionate and informative. What we heard was absolutely correct! Cinzia was fantastic, we were lucky to have her for both this tour and the Vatican tour. She was informative, knowledgeable and thoughtful. Her stories about the different sites were fantastic and helped us to understand them better. Cinzia made sure that when she was going to talk to us for a fair amount of time that it was in the shade (this was a really appreciated!). After Rome we went on a cruise through to other cities and sites in Italy, France and Spain. We did tours in almost all of our stops and can honestly say, Cinzia was the best tour guide of all of them. My wife and kids all said the same thing and it wasn't because the other tour guides were bad, for the most part they were all very good, it's just that we enjoyed the smaller groups, knowledge and stories from your company and Cinzia.
We would absolutely recommend Through Eternity to all of our friends. Thank you for making our first family trip to Rome so enjoyable!
Subject: Informative, well constructed, and a pleasure
Our tour of the Vatican was informative, well constructed, and a pleasure. Our guide, Cinzia Cutrone, is an art historian and a Roman. What better combination could there be to explore the art treasures of the Vatican and the culture of Rome.
Ossining, New York