At Through Eternity, we welcome young visitors with enthusiasm and joy - hoping to place in them a love for art, history, and the world around them that they will carry throughout their lives.
With us, you can invest in your children's future by offering them an instructive vacation, an unforgettable experience, and a lasting education. To spend a day dynamically exploring the social context of the first financial system of the modern world and its new powerful palaces, appreciating the wonders of the Renaissance in the art collection at the Uffizi Gallery or discovering the age-old traditions of the Tuscan countryside, is to plant a seed in the mind of a young person - a seed that can grow into a love and admiration for the history and human creativity that illuminate the world around us today.
Also, experiencing art at an early age in the most authentic and straightforward way, in direct dialogue with ancient and modern artwork, is the only way to stimulate a unique artistic sensibility in your children - an appreciation that will be a source of unending enrichment for their entire lives. It's no coincidence that in the biographies of the great artists of the past, the experience of art and travel to historically rich places appear to have been essential revelations for their careers. We need only to think of Montaigne, Lord Byron, Hermann Hesse, Henry James...
Please include the ages of your children or grandchildren when you fill out your reservation form, and also any special interests that could help us assign the most appropriate guide.
Our guides, besides being experts in art history and archaeology, have extensive experience in capturing young people's curiosity and engaging both children and teens with the adventures and secrets of the past. It's exactly this irrepressible curiosity of children and young people that becomes the support for our guides' strategy. To address and encourage the discovery of the world by highlighting the details, similarities and changes over time, is the educational game we like to use to educate young minds during our tours.
Moreover, cities like Florence, Siena, or San Gimignano lend themselves perfectly to discovery, given that their rise was driven by great passion and by an entrepreneurial spirit that led Tuscan merchants of the 1300s onwards to travel in Europe, founding the first wide-ranging banking and finance companies and spreading new inventions like clocks and mirrors well beyond the borders of the lands where they were developed. To stroll through these places, discovering what appeared here for the first time in human history, is a way to travel through time and gather talismans for the future.
Adventures no less bold and exciting were those that the great artists of the past undertook in creating artwork capable of arousing wonder in the eyes of onlookers and triggering new emotions and thoughts in the minds of their fellow citizens. This is why in some ways young people are natural interlocutors of Florence, of all of Tuscany and of the culture, as long as whoever accompanies them knows how to revive the enthusiasm and the motivations that brought about such splendor.
Travel for us at Through Eternity is a grand adventure into the idea of beauty and an emotional interaction with the secrets of the places and men whose passion and actions brought them about. This dynamic and proactive approach goes well with the nature of young visitors, who the destiny of our beloved cities of art, and the entire world, will one day depend on. That's one more reason to have the future of your children at heart and strive to teach them about the past.