Learn the fascinating story of the Spanish Steps and iconic Trevi fountain on our virtual tour
duration 1.5 hours
Join expert guide and legendary storyteller Thomas on a virtual exploration of two of the most beautiful monuments in the Eternal City - iconic Trevi fountain and the romantic Spanish Steps. One of the great masterpieces of Baroque urban design, discover how the dazzling sweep of the Spanish Steps has been a meeting place for artists and poets, lovers and layabouts for nearly three centuries - and how there’s nothing really Spanish about them. Following in the footsteps of the grand tourists of centuries past, we’ll also be beating a trail to the nearby Trevi fountain - an extraordinary masterpiece of Baroque sculpture where the dramatic power of water takes centre stage. Learn all about the fascinating history of the fountain, and mentally toss in your coin to make sure we’ll be seeing you in the Eternal City in person very soon!
Hi, I’m Thomas. A native of Florida, I studied History in the United States and France, Art History in France and Italy, and Archaeology in Italy. I am one of four brothers, one of many Tolkien fans, and one of very few native English-speaking licensed tour guides in Rome, where I have lived and worked with Through Eternity Tours since 2006. My particular interests are medieval history, Baroque painting, pork products, tasty cakes, and full-figured red wines. I speak English, French, Italian, a smattering of Spanish, and a few German swear words.
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!
If you cannot find a scheduled time for our virtual tours that work for you, please contact us directly and we would be delighted to set up a private virtual tour for you and your group!
As a sign of our gratitude to those who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus, we would be more than happy to invite all first responders, health workers and NHS workers to join our Virtual Tours for free. Please message our office staff directly!
Please note that the proceeds from our online tours go directly to our guides, providing them with a valuable lifeline in these tough times for the world of travel. Thank you for your support!
5.0 (3 reviews)
Smart, informative and entertaining tour!
Through Eternity virtual tours are the next best thing to being in Rome. This tour followed in the footsteps of countless others who toured the city hundreds of years past-- who they were (Byron! Goethe! Shelley!), what they saw, and the history of the monuments we still love today. Thomas is a spectacular guide, full of both wit and knowledge and an extraordinary skill that makes the world of the past come alive for us today. Loved it!
An amazing way to experience the Grand Tour
As usual a tour with Thomas is full of passion and references, and is a great way to follow the steps of Shelley and Goethe to this part of Rome. From the Spanish Steps to Caffe Greco and the Trevi Fountain, we travel through the ages and discover some of the most iconic monuments in the Eternal City through a new light. A wonderful and instructive getaway!