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Rome: Ghostly Nighttime Walking Tour

1. Rome: Ghostly Nighttime Walking Tour

Join this nighttime tour to discover the eerie tales that Rome would rather forget. Follow your guide on this scary stroll as you hear tales of emperors, Popes, and artists. See how, as the night approaches, another side of Rome emerges, one that is more dark and sinister. Soak in the spooky atmosphere of dark while discovering the spine-chilling stories of Rome's most famous ghosts, gruesome executions, and murders. With over 2000 years of history, Rome is made up of streets and corners packed with ghostly stories from its haunted past. Experience Rome in a different way as we visit some of the city's major monuments, churches, and prisons that are sure to leave you even more fascinated by this iconic place.

Haunted Rome Walking Tour

2. Haunted Rome Walking Tour

Take a walk on the creepy side with this fascinating tour of Rome’s spookiest places. Together with an experienced guide, you’ll unearth some of the Eternal City’s darkest secrets, discover the ghost stories of landmarks such as the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Castel Sant’Angelo, and come face to face with the skeletal remains of some of Rome’s previous residents at the Capuchin Crypt. This walking tour is an intriguing dive into Rome’s long and twisted history. Visit the Capuchin Crypt and descend deep underground to see a side of Rome that you’ve never seen before. The tour continues above ground with a walk through Rome’s cobbled streets to reach the Pantheon where demons were said to roam free, looking for innocent souls to tempt. See the Piazza Navona a beautiful Baroque square known for its stunning architecture and dazzling fountains, as well as the ghosts that haunt the palaces facing the square.

Rome: Haunted City Exploration Game

3. Rome: Haunted City Exploration Game

After you buy the quest, receive a code which grants you access to the quest in the app (the app is free to download). Along the way, find the story of the most prolific executioner in Rome, discover the church of chained spirits, and see the woman who was cursed to lose her hands. Find out many other stories of the people who lived and died in these 10 places that you’ll visit. The quest can be played at any hour, but it is recommended that you try it at night, for the full haunted experience. It will take you from 1 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so you can finish it at your own pace. The total length is about 3.5 km. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point (Piazza del Popolo) and you’re ready to go on a city exploration adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Rome: Ghosts and Mysteries Guided Walking Tour

4. Rome: Ghosts and Mysteries Guided Walking Tour

Follow your guide as you explore Rome and learn about the dark secrets buried beneath the city's ancient ruins and churches. Your ghoulish sightseeing tour begins at Castel Sant'Angelo. Initially commissioned as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian, this impressive structure later served as a prison. From here, your tour takes you along Via del Governo Vecchio to Piazza Pasquino. See the battered Hellenistic-style statue believed to date back as far as the third century BC before heading to your next stop, Piazza Navona. Visit one of the most animated squares in Rome, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian. See the Pantheon, a masterpiece of Roman engineering and one of the best-preserved temples of ancient Rome. Continue to explore the most picturesque part of Rome as you head to the nearby Piazza della Minerva. Admire the Elephant and Obelisk at the center of the Piazza. This statue was designed by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini and unveiled in 1667. Next, visit Largo di Torre Argentina. See what remains of the Theatre and Curia of Pompey and hear the powerful story of power struggles and treachery as you learn about the site where Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Your sightseeing tour comes to a close at Piazza Mattei, a beautiful little square that takes its name from the palace of Giacomo Mattei that overlooks it.

Dark Heart of Rome: Facts, Legends, and Mystery Tour

5. Dark Heart of Rome: Facts, Legends, and Mystery Tour

When the sun sets in Rome, another side of the city comes to life. It is an older and more mysterious Rome, where facts and legends are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. This 90-minute evening tour is the tour to take if you want to discover that Rome, known only to a select few! Your guide will bring the Eternal City’s most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour. You will stroll along winding lanes in the city's historic center, and hear ghostly tales that form part of Rome’s lesser-known history. Departing from Sant' Andrea Della Valle Church, walk in the shadow of sights such as the Campo de Fiori, where public executions used to take place. Walk down the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, and through the Piazza Farnese, dominated by fountains formed out of granite stone basins. See the Castel Sant’ Angelo, site of the Mausoleum of Hadrian, and walk down the Via Giulia, one of the first planning projects in Renaissance Rome.

Rome: Ghosts and Mysteries Tour & 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

6. Rome: Ghosts and Mysteries Tour & 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Uncover the ghosts and mysteries of Rome on a guided tour to see the Pantheon and Largo di Torre Argentina. Benefit from an included 24-hour ticket to the Gray Line - I Love Rome hop-on hop-off bus, providing access to 8 stops distributed throughout the city. Ghosts and Mysteries Tour:Famous for its thousand years of history, a city built on the remains of battle, conquest, and assassination, walk through the alleys and squares of Rome and listen out for ancient voices calling to you from the past. Begin your tour at Castel Sant’Angelo, looking from the outside at the famous prison for nobles, artists, and common criminals. Continue along Via del Governo Vecchio to reach Piazza di Pasquino and see the disfigured statue of a Greek hero. Stop outside the Pantheon, the most well-preserved and influential building of ancient Rome, before moving on to Piazza della Minerva, once the site of a temple built by Pompey. Discover the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated at the Largo di Torre Argentina. Imagine yourself at the heart of the Roman empire, before ending your tour in Piazza Mattei.  Hop-On Hop-Off Bus:Ride around the capital city of Italy on an open-top hop-on hop-off bus. Access this convenient transportation for 24-hours, allowing you to visit some of the best sights in Rome. Enjoy great views of the streets of Rome, discovering the daily lives of locals and keeping an eye out for spots to visit if you want to hop-off. Use the handy map to plan your route through the city. Hop-on again easily at one of the eight stops distributed around Rome. Benefit from audio commentary in 13 languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic.

Rome: 3-Hour Private Dark History Tour

7. Rome: 3-Hour Private Dark History Tour

Experience a different side of Rome and follow a curious itinerary full of mystery, intrigue, and conspiracies. Hear about the city's dark history and its former citizens who may still wander the streets as restless souls. Meet your guide and prepare for a different type of tour in the Eternal City. Wander around Rome's city center as you pass by the clues and hints of cruel and consequential happenings of the past. Listen to the story of Beatrice Cenci, who was accused of her father's murder and a victim of an unfair trial. Visit the crime scene where Caravaggio committed a murder that would drastically change his life and remarkably influence his artistic production. Pass by the house of Mastro Titta, the Vatican executioner, sometimes spookily seen offering tobacco to his victims before execution. Learn about the greedy Pimpaccia, sister-in-law of Pope Innocent X, whose ghost sometimes appears in Piazza Navona. Visit the place where Julius Caesar fell victim to conspiracy and learn about the intrigues of the late Roman Republic Understand how Rome's complicated heritage has brought the city and its citizens to where it is today. Feel like a real local as you get a deeper and different level of knowledge of the city.

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What people are saying about Rome

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,495 reviews

Excellent walk with good information both historically and about the ghost stories, and the guide was amazing at keeping everyone engaged. I would highly recommend it!

We found ourselves in a sweet spot for the start and from there it was just great stories as we hit the streets and stories I had no idea about! I loved !!

We really enjoyed the tour! Ben was a great guide and answered so many questions that we had about the city. Would definitely recommend!

A really good experience with an excellent guide with a good sense of humor, yet a fascinating story teller. Enjoyed it immensely.

Ben was an interesting and experienced storyteller. Enjoyed this unique take on Rome and the spooky side of the city.