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hidden cities • 11 days, 10 nights

Secrets of Italy: Rome to Venice

hidden cities • 11 days, 10 nights

Secrets of Italy: Rome to Venice

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  • Group Size 14 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
  • Travel Style
    Urban Exploration
from $5,620 USD per person
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Trip Overview
Join us for a legendary Grand Tour through the magical cities of Rome, Florence, Perugia, and Venice.  Through their highlights and secrets, you'll discover what makes each of these regions unique through gastronomy, language, art and traditions.  Immerse yourself in the mysteries of ancient Rome, private villa gardens, secret societies, incredible paintings hidden inside palazzos, a modern renaissance of Venetian boat culture, and the local food you didn't realize you should be ordering.  
  • Explore the unfinished mansion of emperor Nero with a local archaeologist
  • Enjoy Italian hospitality at spectacular private villas and gardens
  • Visit the beautiful hills frequented by Roman nobles and Popes
  • Feast on Florence’s epic ‘bistecca alla Fiorentina’
  • Take a hidden escalator that brings you to a 16th century fortress
  • Meet young locals preserving Venice’s nautical traditions
  • Discover Venice’s Island of the Dead
  • Italy highlights including the Vatican, the David, San Marco's Basilica, Palazzo Vecchio, and more


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


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: 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 $860. 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. Many cities and towns have uneven cobblestone and hilly inclines. 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 11. 

  • Accommodation throughout the trip at 3 and 4-star, centrally located hotels
  • 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
  • Transportation and flights to and from Rome
  • 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
  • Transfers to and from airports
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Upcoming Departures

  • Sep 16–Sep 26, 2023
    from $5,620
  • Oct 7–Oct 17, 2023
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