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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Explore the heart of Italy’s ancient capital and hear tales of myth and legend on this 1.5-hour ghost and mystery walking tour of Rome. When the sun sets, a darker and more mysterious side of the city comes to life. Make your way along winding alleyways and through ancient squares in Rome’s age-old center, and listen as your guide regales you with enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries. Discover highlights such as the Ponte Sisto, Palazzo Farnese and the Castel Sant'Angelo illuminated at night.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour ghost and mystery walking tour of Rome
  • Explore Italy’s ancient capital under the cover of darkness
  • Discover top attractions such as Castel Sant'Angelo, Palazzo Farnese and Ponte Sisto illuminated at night
  • Wander down winding alleyways with an expert guide and hear terrifying tales of myth and legend
  • Learn of the Corte Savella Prison, where late-Renaissance noblewoman Beatrice Cenci was unfairly put to death in the 16th century
  • Take an alternative nocturnal view of Rome's major sites on this entertaining evening tour

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What You Can Expect

Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour of Rome

Explore the mysterious Campo de' Fiori on your ghostly walking tour of Rome

Meet your guide beneath the imposing Baroque façade of Sant'Andrea della Valle church as night begins to fall. Then, set off to begin your ghost and mystery walking tour. With thousands of years of ancient history round every corner, Rome is the perfect place to explore the borders between fact and legend.

Head along the Corso Vittorio to the beautiful yet mysterious Campo de' Fiori. This ancient town square has been a vibrant center of commerce and culture since the 13th century, but illuminated under the cover of dusk, it takes on an altogether more sinister feel. Listen as your guide talks of the ghostly goings-on to which the Campo de' Fiori has played host over the centuries.

Wander through the impressive Piazza Farnese, home to city highlights such as the 16th-century Palazzo Farnese — considered by many to be among the most important High Renaissance palaces in Rome. Cross the Tiber River towards the church of Santa Maria dell'Orazione e Morte and admire the elegant Ponte Sisto, beautifully lit against the darkness of night.

Discover the site of the ancient Corte Savella Prison, where late-Renaissance noblewoman Beatrice Cenci was unfairly put to death for her father’s murder in the 16th century. It is said that in early September each year — on the anniversary of her torture and death — her ghost can still be heard vainly appealing for justice to finally be served.

Explore the Via dei Banchi Vecchi and the Via del Banco di Santo Spirito with your guide, and arrive before the imposing Castel Sant’Angelo — commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a private mausoleum from 123 AD. Once a fortress, Papal residence and prison, the Castel Sant’Angelo is shrouded in mystery and legend.

After 1.5 hours exploring the winding alleyways through Rome’s ancient heart, your tour will conclude at Castel Sant'Angelo.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Louise Kennedy was our tour guide and she was great. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable she made the tour a pleasure. It was lovely to walk around Rome at night , and she had great stories to keep us entertained. We had 3 teens 12 to 17 with us and they enjoyed it as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Rome is defiantly to be seen by night and the tour guide was great, defiantly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderfull expierence. Barbara took great care of us! I think starting at 21.15 is the best! It's dark and the atmosphere is a bit creepy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A tour we can surely recommend! We had a Polish girl as our guide. She certainly knew how to entertain us with sometimes spooky tales about the old days in Rome. We had a lot of fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was amazing!! So interesting and fun! Our tour guide, Barbra, was FANTASTIC! We enjoyed her enthusiasm and story telling skills!
Highly recommend and hope you all Consider this tour! :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

John was amazing!! Our kids 11 and 14 loved this tour. He funny and energetic. Don't miss this one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I first took this tour three years ago when I visited Rome with some friends. I knew that my teenage children would in enjoy during our trip. It was by far their favorite tour. It was filled with history, stories and adventure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fun tour , lovely walking around Rome in the evening , different atmosphere than during the day . Amusing stories

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A fantastic tour. The lovely guide amanda was very knowledgeable in her specialist field of roman history. She spoke beautifully and clearly and really engaged our three kids aged 10,14 and 16. A really great way to understand the history and architecture when it's cooler and less crowded. It did run until after 11. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an excellent tour and well worth the money!

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