Untold Rome

3 Day Rome Tour: Hidden Secrets of the Eternal City

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Untold Rome Tour Overview

What makes a legendary city? It is more than its buildings and roads. A great city such as Rome is built by fascinating people whose stories seep from every palazzo and cobbled street.

Once you’ve discovered the highlights of Rome – the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Vatican Museums – it’s time to delve deeper to uncover the characters and people that transformed the Eternal City into one of the most important places on the planet. 

Whether this is your first trip to Rome, or your tenth, join us to fall under the magic of one of the greatest cities in the world and leave bewitched with the untold tales that stitch the very fibre of Rome together . 



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3 Day Rome Tour Highlights

Immerse yourself in Rome’s hidden secrets • Take in spectacular views over the city’s rooftops • Enjoy aperitivo in a palazzo • Create your own unique memento • Discover the tastes and tales of the Eternal City

2023 Rome Tour Departures


April 3rd - 5th May 15th - 17th

Fall / Autumn

October 2nd - 4th October 30th - 1st November November 14th - 16th

Magical! Beautiful!

I’m a bit of a dreamer and I just got lost there last night. Lost in this beauty.. Magnificent! I just loved it – view testimonial video

Vicki / Australia

Hidden Rome Tour Itinerary

Welcome to spectacular untold Rome! 

The Eternal City greets you with an extraordinary energy fuelled by a thousand tales seeping from its ancient walls, Renaissance treasures and Baroque masterpieces. 

Check in to an oasis of calm at our historic luxury hotel housed in a former monastery. This exclusive resort is a hidden gem tucked away in a peaceful nook of timeless Rome.  

Once you are settled in, meet with the rest of your group and your host before we set off to explore the incredible palazzo of an influential Roman family.

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We’ll hear tales of glory and intrigue that bring this resplendent palace to life as we wander through its grand rooms admiring art from Caravaggio, Bernini, Raffaello and more. Once home to princes and princesses, if only these walls could talk! 

With heads spinning from the fascinating tales of iconic artists and the family who still reside in the palace today, we head to a unique aperitivo within the palazzo. Sip on cocktails inspired by the stories we’ve uncovered and get to know our group in style. 

This evening we are off for an unforgettable modern Roman dinner in one of the city’s best restaurants. We’ll sample eight different wines with our dedicated sommelier throughout our tasting menu as we continue to learn about this one-of-a-kind city through our tastebuds.


Hotel: Luxury 4 Star hotel in the heart of Rome

Meals: Evening welcome aperitivo, Sommelier led dining experience

Activities: Guided tour of a renowned palazzo

Stories from Ancient Rome

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After a delicious breakfast, we’ll enjoy a walk through some of the most important locations in centro storico as our expert guide brings tales of Ancient Rome to life.

Was Empress Livia really a murderous villainess? Or was the truth more nuanced than that? Was Nero as evil as we’ve been led to believe? And was Augustus really Rome’s greatest Emperor? These are just some of the intriguing questions we’ll ponder together. 

rome rooftop view

They say to always look up when you’re wandering through Italy, and today we’re taking you there for lunch. Relax with a delicious spread high up above as we get a fascinating view of the contrasts between ancient and modern architecture.

Next, it’s time to roll our sleeves up for a tactile experience. Together we will learn how people communicated through an ancient medium to share their stories and histories. Craft your own unique souvenir and tell your very own Roman story this afternoon.  

traditional roman pasta

You have a few hours free time to relax at our hotel or continue your Roman adventures on your own. This evening, we head to one of the most local Roman neighbourhoods for a gastronomic adventure.

Built quite literally atop a mountain of amphore, this was where Roman butchers and workers once lived. Tonight we dine at a historic restaurant where you can choose to try one of the classic pasta dishes of the city; cacio e pepe, gricia, carbonara, pajata and amatriciana!


Hotel: Luxury 4 Star hotel in the heart of Rome

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine

Activities: Guided walking tour of ancient Rome and ancient crafts workshop

Remarkable Neighborhoods and Renaissance Rome

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Our final hours in timeless Rome are full of mystery and wonder.

This morning, we set off to wander the cobblestone streets of one of the most romantic quartiere. It’s one of the prettiest neighbourhoods in the city, complete with draping ivy, and ochre colored buildings. You often feel like you’re in a film set here.

We meet our expert guide for a walk through the charming streets, chatting with locals and lively artisans who live here, and learning about those who made it their home once upon a time.

renaissance rome feast

Today’s farewell meal takes inspiration from Rome’s Renaissance masters. Modelled on a typical feast, we go on a culinary journey through time and space together. Relax and enjoy dishes that revive the aromas, scents, flavours and colors of Roman cuisine from a bygone era paired with matching wines. 

With bellies and hearts full, we say our farewells to beautiful Roma, a city that enchants and inspires, delights and frustrates, but always leaves you dreaming of her. 


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine

Activities: Guided walking tour of local neighborhood, Renaissance themed lunch



Untold Rome Tour FAQs

Yes. Prices are per person, in US dollars. Please inquire if you wish to pay in another currency

No, Untold Italy tour prices do not include airfares or ground transportation to the tour departure point. You will need to make your own flight arrangements. Do reach out if you’d like assistance organizing a transfer to our tour departure point.

We have strived to make our luxury Rome tour as all inclusive as possible with no hidden surprises. Included in your tour are:

  • 2 nights in charming luxury 4 star accommodation (based on double occupancy). A single supplement of $USD 550 applies
  • 3 guided experiences with expert local guides
  • Unique activities: Guided wine tasting, ancient crafts experience, Renaissance themed lunch
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 aperitivo and 2 dinners as specified in the itinerary, wine and bottled water is included with meals other than breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned transportation as required
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers and guides

Where only 2 meals are included per day, either lunch or dinner is extremely substantial and usually guests prefer a small snack for the other meal. We can recommend excellent restaurants and snack bars at each location should you require them. All meals include wine and bottled water. Should you prefer other beverages, they are not included in the cost of the tour.

Our tour prices do not include your international roundtrip airfare or internal flight to Rome, travel insurance, your arrival transfer to our first hotel, activities not included in the trip itinerary; additional hotel charges such as room service, hotel bar tabs and laundry; and food and beverages not included in our itinerary. Gratuity for your tour host is also not included.

The tour deposit to secure your place on the tour is fully refundable if we cancel the trip for reasons beyond our control or if we do not meet the minimum number of guests for the trip to go ahead. If we cancel the trip before this time, a full refund of the hold deposit will be issued minus any bank charges. Should you change your mind and decide not to come on the tour, this deposit is non-refundable.

Once your first deposit is due, all payments are non-refundable, and the initial hold deposit will be put towards your final balance. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy (see our Tour Terms and Conditions for full details).

Rome is the start and end point for our tour and has excellent connections through to Florence, Milan, Venice, Naples and Bari.

We can cater for vegetarians. Unfortunately we are unable to cater for vegans on this trip as Roman cuisine is focused on meat and dairy products.

You are more than welcome to join us however please be advised that wine is included in most meals and is considered part of the cultural experience.

You need a moderate level of fitness for this tour as there is a decent amount of walking involved. We will do walking tours in Rome’s central historic district where the streets are paved with uneven cobblestones.

Whilst we will be doing a lot of wining and dining, please be advised that there is a decent amount of walking involved on this tour. 

We will provide a packing list outlining suggested clothing and other items to bring with you once your tour is confirmed

Prior to departure we will provide a list of online and written resources to start your immersion in beautiful Roma.

No. While we will be enjoying an exceptional standard of food and wine on our tour there is no need to dress formally.

General FAQs

All travelers to Italy must have a valid passport with 3 months remaining until expiry on departure from Italy. To be safe we recommend you have 6 months validity on your passport.

US, Canadian, UK, Australian and New Zealand citizens are currently not required to have a visa for stays in Italy of under 90 days. Citizens of other countries should check with the Italian embassy or consulate for information and requirements relating to their citizenship and residency.

Covid requirements must be checked regularly as they change often. This Italian government site has relevant information and our Italy Travel Planning covid group is the place where travelers meet to discuss the latest requirements.

Because refunds are not available once your first deposit has been made, and we are unable to make exceptions for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies, we require all guests to take out comprehensive travel insurance to compensate in case of unexpected cancellations. Insurance should cover you for both travel cancelations, and medical emergencies in the country of your tour.

The unexpected can occur and getting sick in a foreign country is a very daunting experience, we require guests take insurance with international evacuation coverage for all trips. You should book a policy as soon as the trip has been confirmed. We can provide a list of recommended providers on request. We will request your travel and medical insurance details no later than 30 days before departure.

Please see our full terms and conditions for further details.

If the tour has to be postponed based on border closures or restrictions in Italy, a credit for your deposit will be issued to be used for the postponement date of the same trip. If the tour happens as scheduled, but a guest decides not to attend based on any other reason than a country’s border closure, then the regular cancelation policy will be maintained.

If Italy only closes its borders to citizens from certain countries, and the tour goes ahead, the regular cancelation policy will be maintained, and your travel insurance is where you will seek compensation. Please see our full terms and conditions for further details.

Your health and the health of all tour participants is our priority. We require all staff and tour participants to be fully vaccinated for Covid19. Please see our full terms and conditions for further details.

Our tours are focused on food, wine and cultural experiences and have been designed with adults in mind. Please contact us if you would like your older teenagers 16+ to join us tour. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children younger than 16. Note also that the legal age for drinking alcohol in Italy is 18 years.

Whilst we love our furry friends, we have a strict no pets allowed policy – thanks for understanding.


Discover Secret Rome

Everyone knows something about Rome. From the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain, the city is full to the brim with iconic monuments and world famous sights.

But, if you’re curious, spend a little more time exploring the city’s hidden wonders for an eye-opening perspective into one of the world’s most important cities.

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