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  • Location:Venice, Italy
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Venice Ghost Walking Tour

Venice by night is steeped in mystery and the ghosts of the past! This 1.5-hour evening ghost walking tour takes you on a journey to the city’s hidden corners, with a ghost-expert guide who recounts six spooky ghost stories and other legends as you walk. Recoil at gruesome facts about Biasio, the child-killing butcher of Venice; see the beautiful and reputedly haunted Bovolo staircase; and hear strange and sinister tales about the Venice of old as you explore the shadowy squares and empty streets. Not for the faint-hearted!


  • 1.5-hour Venice by night ghost walking tour
  • Discover spine-chilling ghost stories and legends about the Venice of old
  • Delve into empty squares, haunted alleys and other hidden corners
  • Learn all about Biasio, the child-killing medieval butcher of Venice
  • See architectural gems such as the Bovolo Staircase and hear about their mysterious past
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary from a ghostly-minded guide

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What You Can Expect

Venice Ghost Walking Tour

Hear strange tales about Venice's Bovolo Staircase on a ghost walking tour

Meet your ghost-expert guide near the Rialto Bridge and set off on your 1.5-hour walking tour to discover Venice’s haunted corners.

As darkness descends and the crowds of the day disappear, you will feel as if you have Venice to yourself, with only the sounds of lapping water and your group’s echoing footsteps to accompany you.

Step down narrow passageways, trace silent canals and roam empty squares as your guide recounts six intriguing ghost stories and legends. Hear about the apparitions that stalk the city’s medieval palaces, listen to tales of strange sea creatures and shiver at the story of Venice’s 15th-century butcher, Biasio, who murdered children and added their limbs to his tasty stews.

Walk over flagstones that hide ancient underground cemeteries and delve down sidestreets to stumble across architectural follies such as the Fortuny Palace and Bovolo Staircase, an ornate stone spiral staircase. Hear ghostly tales about the staircase and how it enabled a medieval nobleman to climb to his living quarters on horseback.

Delve into one of the city’s last secret passages (access subject to water levels) and, as you walk, hear dark tales of the lover who used the alley to visit his married lover under cover of night.

Then, feel your blood run cold in the Calle dei Assassini, a shadowy street once frequented by killers and criminals, as your guide recounts the brutal murders that took place here.

After around 1.5 hours, make your way back to the Rialto Bridge, where your tour finishes.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was one of our most favorite tours of Venice. I wish I could remember the guides name but it escapes me. Love the evening tour with spooky stories and a bit of history. I would defently recommend this tour. Well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We went on this trip on our first night in Venice, our tour guide was really good ,she made it fun and very interesting, it also gave us a better idea of where to go ourselves.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Cristina was a wonderful guide ... this was our first night in Venice and was a superb way to begin our visit. We went all sorts of places we'd never have ventured alone especially just as we arrived!, and heard wonderful stories, and a lot of history too. My daughters, 13 and 11, were enthralled ... and so was I. Don't hesitate to book this tour you will love it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very good guide and good stories some true, some legend and some not too sure about.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A very different and interesting tour trough another side of Venice at night. The guide was excellent and her stories were entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Christina was fabulous. So much fun we told all our friends that it's a must!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This trip was brilliant, our Guide Christina was so interesting and informative. If you decide only to do one trip whilst in Venice,i would recommend this!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

AWESOME!!! Our guide was very enthusiastic, loved her city a true Venetian, and she gave some great history as well as tales and legends. Loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Guide was the most enthusiastic person you could wish to meet, her love of the subject comes across and draws you in as she relates a tale at every stop.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

unfortunately got lost getting to meet point on time so missed tour - would advise others to get to use vaporetti service asap to avoid the labarynth of streets

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