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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 February 2015

I loved this tour! It was very informative and our guide, Alena I think was very engaging. She told us great stories! I think the title is a little misleading, its not really a ghost tour, but more like Dark History of Rome tour. The description Viator uses is correct just the title or name of the tour is misleading. One note that I didnt catch when we went was you start at one church and the tour ends at another church. The walking was easy and we stopped about 10 times for different stories. I loved the stories...very unique. My favorite story was the pictures of Virgin Mary throughout the city. Great tour for anyone that likes those unique facts you wont find in a tour book or even online. I wish the tour was longer...could have gone 3 hours easily. thanks!
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Very knowledgeable and charming guide. We could easily have listened to much more.

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