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hidden cities • 7 days, 6 nights

Rome Behind Locked Doors: Music, Magic, and Secret Crypts

Italy
hidden cities • 7 days, 6 nights

Rome Behind Locked Doors: Music, Magic, and Secret Crypts

Italy
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  • Group Size 14 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
    Easy
  • Travel Style
    Urban Exploration
from $3,320 USD per person
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Trip Overview
Overview

The Eternal City is full of secrets. Beyond the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain is an even more wondrous and mysterious metropolis. Join us as we go beneath Rome’s streets and behind its locked doors to explore hidden and overlooked places, witnessing a capital city that most tourists rarely experience—strange, magical, and filled with intrigue. We’ll have unique access to restricted crypts and catacombs, a private palazzo and a cabinet of curiosities. We’ll shine a spotlight on the surprises scattered above and beneath the city, revealing a side of Rome that you’ve never seen before.

Highlights
  • Myth, medicine, and magic
  • Underground wonders
  • Music and performance
  • Indulgent food and wine

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Trip Leader

Felipe Trigo
Felipe Trigo is a historian, trip guide, and events whiz with a degree in History from Barcelona University. He curates immersive, dynamic itineraries that explore history through the most surprising and hidden elements within the city, such as visits to normally off-limits private collections and houses, hidden bunkers and shelters, and performance events, theatrical tours, concerts, and dinners in the most unusual locations. Inspired by a special devotion to stage arts, Felipe has directed the underground cabaret company Kriminal Kabarett since 2011. For the past five years, he has served as co-director for Hendrick’s Congress for Curious People in Spain. He has been creating and leading trips for Atlas Obscura since 2018, welcoming travelers to discover the myths and mysteries of Barcelona, Rome, Andalucia, and Tuscany.

Additional Info

Pricing

The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you: 

Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $760. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll send a separate invoice for the cost.

Activity Level

Travelers should be comfortable staying on their feet for long stretches at a time, and walking anywhere between two and four miles over the course of each day. Most days, we'll be out and about with time to rest at lunch and dinner, both of which will take place on the later side.

Arrival & Departure

You should aim to arrive in Rome on Day 1 by 4 p.m., and depart anytime on Day 7. 

Included
  • Accommodation throughout the trip at a cozy, centrally located hotel
  • All meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transportation throughout the trip
  • An experienced Atlas Obscura Leader to accompany you for the duration of the trip as well as special guests throughout
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events
  • A curious group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers!
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, provided by Global Rescue (terms apply)
  • Special access to unique places and extraordinary experiences
Excluded
  • Transportation and flights to and from Rome, including airport transfers
  • Pre- and post-trip accommodations
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages
  • Passport and visa fees, if applicable
  • COVID-19 testing requirements
  • Customary gratuities for Trip Leader
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