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Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

Venezia, Italy
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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


As night falls on Venice and the crowds disappear, discover the city’s darkest secrets on this devilishly entertaining ghost tour. Wander through narrow passageways and past the blackened, vacant canals to uncover Venice’s haunted history. Listen to your ghost-hunter guide spin tales about the sinister deeds and tragic ends of the figures who once walked the streets — some of whom are believed to still wander as restless spirits.
  • Guided 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
After night falls on this atmospheric city, meet up with your guide near the famous Rialto Bridge. From there, journey through a labyrinth of narrow streets and deserted squares as your guide recounts tales of Venice’s haunted history. From the sacred to the profane, you’ll learn about the noble-blooded ghosts that wander the city’s grand palaces and the medieval child-killer Biasio, who was said to chop up little limbs and add them to his stews.
Visit the Gothic Fortuny Palace and beautiful Bovolo staircase — an architecturally impressive structure that conceals strange secrets in its spiraling stone archways. Learn about ancient cemeteries buried beneath the cobblestone streets and ponder the legends of fearsome sea creatures lurking in Venetian canals.
Step down to a secret passageway where forbidden lovers once met by torchlight (water levels permitting). Finally, let your imagination run wild in the shadowy Calle dei Assassini, once a popular haunt for hardened criminals and murderers and the site of many dark deeds. Your guide will lead you back to the Rialto Bridge. From there, you are free to continue roaming the shadowy city on your own — if you dare!

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Venice Ghost Tour
, Jul 2019
The legends and ghosts tour was great. We really enjoyed it. Was informative and really provided an unique view into Venice. Great tour guide. She was fun.
A Darker Side of Venice
, Jul 2019
My friend and I had a great evening on the tour with the lovely Christina. She was very interesting and amusing as she revealed some of the darker secrets of this amazing place. Our second visit to one of our favourite cities, it was fabulous to walk the back streets and hidden laneways and learn some gruesome history of its amazing buildings and architecture. It was wonderful to see the city after dark, evoking the feelings of what it might have been like in past times.
Cool thing to do at night ---- get to see the city in a different light.
, Jul 2019
Cool thing to do at night ---- get to see the city in a different light. It was a walking tour so many sure you bring good shoes. There was not much of a ghost story but more a walking tour seeing the 'stranger' sites of Venice. Our guide was knowledgeable, interactive, fun.u will go down alleyways, over bridges, under bridges.
Super fun and culturally informative
, Jul 2019
What better place to hear a ghost story then in Venice! Our guide Christina was enjoyable and entertaining in her delivery. She did a nice job of sharing a little spooky, a little macabre and a little scandal! A non traditional way to learn about Venice and it’s history you won’t get from any touristy guide brochures!
Ghost tour of Venice
, Jul 2019
really good ghost tour,the lady that showed us the scary places in Venice was fab and spoke English.Lasted about 90 mins which is just right. Went into the back streets of Venice,was told stories of murderers,noises from the other side and much more. good to get off the beaten track
Ghost and Legends: with a side of amateur dramatics - loved it
, Apr 2019
this was both factual and entertaining, full marks to the Edi (female) who not only delivered on fact but with a flourish, whilst also showing us other areas of Venice, recommended if you have time to wander and be entertained.
Fantastic guide!
, Apr 2019
Interesting facts about Venice and its darker side. Our guide was so interesting and animated she truly kept you interested.
Mysterious but not spooky
, Mar 2019
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Told several stories about various spots in Venice to intrigue the tour members. Not particularly ghastly but still entertaining.
, Mar 2019
Was expecting more ghost stories about Venice rather than legends about surrounding islands. Quite interesting in parts but nothing to really spook you
Great discovery of Venise's "dark side"
Emilie S
, Feb 2019
The guide was really nice and had a great way to tell the stories ! We really enjoyed it and as a french person her english accent was really understandable :) I recommand this tour !

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