The Atlas Obscura Guide To Rome
133 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Rome, Italy
Updated March 27, 2023
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Stories About Rome
A Hidden Caravaggio Masterpiece, An Inheritance Feud, and a Roman Villa up for Sale
The future of a mysterious painting by the famed 17th-century "rebel artist" hangs in the balance.
by Monika Schmitter
A Roman Emperor's Villa Is Now Producing Olive Oil
Hadrian's estate has trees found nowhere else on Earth.
by Vittoria Traverso
The Roman Museum With a Taste for Historical Cookbooks
A former pâtissier's culinary collection is now available to the public.
by Eric Millman
A View of the Space Age From the Classical World
This mesmerizing image brings the International Space Station and Rome's ancient Colosseum together.
by Gemma Tarlach
Before Haunted Houses, There Were Hell Banquets
The macabre feasts have their roots in ancient Rome.
by Sam O'Brien
Podcast: The Capitoline Wolf
Join us for a daily celebration of the world’s most wondrous, unexpected, even strange places.
by The Podcast Team
Rome’s Accidental Lake Is an Urban Refuge and Catalyst for Activism
The body of water, which shouldn’t even exist, has a long history as a source of both controversy and comfort.
by Lidija Pisker