Rome Behind Locked Doors: Music, Magic, and Secret Crypts - September 30, 2019 - Atlas Obscura Trips
Photo Credit: Serghei Topor
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Photo Credit: Serghei Topor

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: 15
  • Easy
  • Urban Exploration

The Eternal City is full of secrets. Beyond the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain is a more mysterious, more wondrous city. Join us as we go beneath Rome’s streets and behind its locked doors to explore hidden and overlooked places to witness a Rome that tourists rarely experience—magical, strange, and filled with legend.

We’ll have unique access to restricted crypts, catacombs, and private baroque homes and gardens. Our guides—Felipe Trigo, historian and director of the Congress for Curious People in Spain, and Irina Sytcheva, a specialist in Modernist art—will shine a spotlight on the surprises scattered above and beneath the city, revealing a side of Rome that you’ve never seen before.

  • Underground wonders
  • Beautiful Baroque Design
  • Myth and medicine
  • Music and magic


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.

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 3 to 6 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.

Dates and Prices

Sep 30–Oct 06, 2019
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 July 1, 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 expert 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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