Venice, Italy

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clock-o90 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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
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 after around 1.5 hours. From there, you are free to continue roaming the shadowy city on your own — if you dare!

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B
, Dec 2018

A great night stroll through the back lanes of a mystical city. Good information and very-well guided. But I expected it to be a bit scarier. No ghosts or dead bodies floating in the canals. Enjoy.Breandan, Dublin

L
, Sep 2018

What a treat! We very much enjoyed our tour with Christina - very informative, very imaginative and she really showed us a side of Venice we had not yet seen or known. I am so glad we did this tour. you will really enjoy her and her stories!

R
, Aug 2018

they should definitely use a wireless sound system, like they do at museum tours, not because the tourguide is so quiet, but because of the noise around the area that drowns out the tourguide.

c
, Aug 2018

Recommended and the tour guide kept us entertained not only with ghost stories but with some gruesome history of Venice ! We saw some parts of Venice which we would never have seen without a guide. Very entertaining and enjoyable.

d
, Aug 2018

We enjoyed this late evening walk. It took us to places that we would have not known about if we hadn't taken the tour. We ended up going back the following day to visit a couple of the locations.

J
, Jul 2018

We thought this would be a unique twist to our trip and we were not disappointed. It started with our directions being go to the Rialto Bridge. But at some point the meeting location changed. We were never notified and neither was the family of four waiting with us. Once the guide came to get us we could join the balance of the group in an alternate location. The guide was fun. Venice does have a lot of interesting stories to tell from serial killers to plagues. I didn't think it phased me much until five days later in Rome when I was sound to sleep and at a hotel and something touched my leg in the middle of the night. I wont say which hotel, which was very nice, but I do think it was haunted. Little things creeped my out after the tour that never would have come to mind if I hadn't taken the tour. I'd do a ghost walk again...

m
, Jul 2018

The tour was absolutely incredible!
My boyfriend and I, along with 10 other people and our tour guide went along the narrow streets, at night, and listened to amazing stories that made our stay in Venice unforgettable. The tour guide was really insightful and the stories she told were both unbelievable and full of history. It made listening to the history of Venice incredibly fun. We also discovered hidden details like secret passages that we wouldn't have discovered on our own.

We recommend this tour to anyone who wants to visit Venice.

L
, Jul 2018

This tour was all right, but the tour guide seemed to be inexperienced. She kept turning her back to us during the tour, which made it difficult to hear her.

R
, Jul 2018

Great way to get a little history and fun stories of Venice. Our tour guide Catherine was excellent. You get to travel down some back paths and into some areas you would never find on your own. Not an expensive tour and definitely worth the time and money

B
, Jul 2018

Was nice to do a late day tour when it started go cool down and the crowd was smaller. Our guide was jovial and informative and open to questions. Not a


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