Rome Behind Locked Doors: Music, Magic, and Secret Crypts - March 30, 2020 - Atlas Obscura Trips
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Rome Behind Locked Doors: Music, Magic, and Secret Crypts

from $3,425 USD per person for 7 days, 6 nights
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  • Max Group Size: 14
  • Easy
  • Urban Exploration

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.

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


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, and soon Andalucia and Tuscany.
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A chance to see and experience things in Rome that you cannot even imagine exist. Not only could you not arrange it yourself, you would not even know where to start.
—Nanci C. (April 2019)

Additional Info

Activity Level

We recommend you have a medium fitness level to fully participate in this trip. You should be comfortable staying on your feet for long stretches at a time, and walking anywhere between 2 to 4 miles a day. We will be out and about most of each day, 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 Monday, March 30 by 4 p.m., and depart anytime on Sunday, April 5. If you decide to extend your stay, your guides will be only too happy to suggest additional activities for you.

Dates and Prices

Mar 30–Apr 05, 2020
Shared Room
$3,425 USD per person
Single Room
$4,150 USD per person
The total cost of this trip is $3,425. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit is non-refundable after three days. The final payment of $2,925 will be due by December 31, 2019. All reservations will be final after this date and subject to our cancellation policy. By submitting your deposit, you agree to the trip’s Terms & Conditions. For travelers wishing to have single accommodations during the trip, an additional $725 will be due at the time of the final payment.
  • Six nights of accommodation at a centrally located hotel.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel, four lunches, and three dinners.
  • The company of two guides with a great depth and breadth of knowledge about Rome’s history, arts, and culture.
  • Admission to all proposed activities and events.
  • Transportation and flights to and from Rome, including airport transfers.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings.

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