Rome: Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour of Rome's Dark Side

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Join Rome's best storytellers for an after-dark walking tour through Rome. Explore the tales of ghosts, gruesome executions, and infamous murders.


  • Discover a hidden side of Rome's history - the darker side
  • Step back in time in the dark backstreets of the city
  • Hear stories that can send a chill to your bones
  • Find out how some of Rome's historical figures had a darker background
  • Be entranced by the storytelling of our expert tour guides


Rome’s history isn’t all just emperors and gladiators. As with any city, there’s plenty of hidden history that gives a completely different perspective, especially after the sun goes down. For every grand palazzo and opulent church, there can be a darker tale hidden behind the stones. Come along on a night-time stroll with our passionate storytelling guides to discover a history of Rome that could leave you chilled or amused, but definitely fascinated. Hear tales that include the execution of one of history’s best scientific minds, try and spot the ghost of a Count who cavorted with Marie Antoinette, and learn the incredible story of a woman known as ‘the female Pope’, who is said to haunt the bridge you’ll stand on. From the house of a notorious poisoner to a church with a rather macabre story to go with it’s grim decoration, explore the backstreets of the city, where you will discover the stories of a completely different side of Rome. Our guides are expert storytellers and passionate about their city, and guests both young and old will be left with lasting fascination for this very different history of Rome and her people.


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Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine and is all outdoors - please bring an umbrella or rain coat if needed. There will be a stop made for restroom and drinks break.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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