Discover the fascinating tale of the rise and fall of the man who shaped ancient Rome
duration 1.5 hours
‘Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!’ In every story of Rome, one name seems to stand above the rest. Even if you’ve never been to the Eternal City, you’ve certainly heard of Julius Caesar, and for good reason. Perhaps no figure in the city’s long history has cast a longer shadow, or shaped the course of its ancient empire more influentially than the Julian clan’s greatest son. Join our expert guide Gracelyn on an exciting journey back through the centuries to discover the man behind the myths. From the legends of his powerful family’s origins that take us back to the founding of Rome itself through to Caesar’s meteoric rise through the ranks as an all-conquering general, we’ll be painting a vivid portrait of the man and the city in one of its most exciting periods. Discover the bitter power struggles and class rivalry in the dying years of the Roman Republic, and virtually explore the magnificent building projects ordered by the man who would be emperor. Just as we chart Caesar’s rise, so too we’ll chart his fall - assassinated by senators terrified of his rapid path towards dictatorship. But with Caesar, his death was only the beginning. This is one of history’s greatest tales: relive it with us!
Hi I’m Gracelyn! A native New Yorker with qualifications in Speech Communications Studies, classical theater, voice and drama, I’ve been living and working in Rome since 2006. After 13(!) trips to Rome over the years during which I couldn’t get enough of the city’s history, beauty, art and architecture, I decided to follow my heart, quitting my job in New York and pitching up in the Eternal City with 3 suitcases. I began my life in Rome by volunteering with the Pantheon choir and at Rome’s famous cat sanctuary (the site of Julius Caesar’s assassination!), where I gave tours showcasing the sanctuary’s mission. A licensed tour guide of Rome, I was introduced to Through Eternity in 2007 and have been happily collaborating and guiding with them ever since.
The world of travel might be on hold right now, but just because we're all staying at home to help the world overcome a common enemy doesn't mean we have to put our wanderlust on the back burner. Frustrated with not being able to get our travel fix, we decided to transform our award-winning tours into immersive virtual experiences, meaning you can still explore Italy’s spectacular archaeological sites and jaw-dropping museums from the comfort of your own home.
* Please note that the booking times are in US Eastern Standard Time and Rome, Italy CET is 6 hours ahead *
Fun and informative, our virtual tours take the form of online real-time presentations led by our expert guides. Combining videos, high-definition photos and more, our guides will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with you on these interactive walkthroughs of Italy’s most fascinating sites. The live format of our virtual tours means you’ll be able to ask your guide anything you wish, just like on a normal tour. We really believe it's the next best thing to being here!
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5.0 (2 reviews)
Once again, we enjoyed a terrific Through Eternity armchair tour, this time through the original stomping grounds of Julius Caesar. Gracelyn Monaco is the consumate tour guide, providing informative and entertaining nuggets of history that lead viewers through the life and times of Rome's most famous citizen. Kudos to Through Eternity Tours and its exceptional guides for providing these virtual tours. We can't wait to be back in Rome to walk the Forum and visit the sites Gracelyn highlighted for us.
This was such a fantastic virtual tour! I have to admit that I knew very little about Julius Caesar prior to this tour....but Gracelyn sure changed that! Gracelyn is so lovely....energetic....intelligent....enlightening...and and overall a thrill to listen to! This tour is jam packed with super interesting and intriguing information....I was captivated the whole time! It was a nice change to learn about a topic that focuses on a historical figure rather than a location/monument in Italy. Well done!