Private Rome Ghost and Mystery Night Walking Tour

Private Rome Ghost and Mystery Night Walking Tour

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Tour Highlights

  • Evening tour of Rome’s historic center
  • Intriguing, unusual stories and legends
  • Expert, English-speaking guide


Murder, mayhem, mystery…this original private tour through Rome’s dark side reveals a very different city. You’ll hear unforgettable stories of the Middle Ages, the Inquisition, a bridge haunted by a female pope, a very unusual mass murderer, and more.
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The Dark Heart of Rome

Take a walk on the dark side on this unique, evening tour of Rome’s historic center. Experience some of its most famous sights in a new light while hearing their secret pasts…an unforgettable mix of history and mystery.

Palace by Night

Our Master Storytellers

Our expert guides are master story tellers who will share tales of murder, mystery, and mayhem not heard on other tours, making historic events and sites come alive.

Castle St. Angelo by Night

Truth or Fiction – You Decide!

Was there really once a female pope (named Joan), and does she haunt a bridge because she was killed when her gender was revealed? Did early law enforcement rely on pictures of the Virgin Mary to prevent crimes? You and your guide will distinguish historic facts from urban legends.

Tour Description

When the sun sets over modern Rome, the darkness exposes a different, mysterious city, one where thousands of years of history have left their mark on every stone and at every twisting turn. With a history that includes the harsh Middle Ages and the brutal Inquisition, the Eternal City has experienced dark times of plagues, murder, torture, executions, and, some say, hauntings. Unlike some of their colorful characters, these intriguing stories have survived.

This private evening tour leaves none of these stones unturned, revealing the tumultuous events behind the facades of Rome's historic buildings. Your guide will help you imagine a Rome that burned heretics and tried to prevent crimes by hanging pictures of the Virgin Mary on every street.

As you cross the Tiber River and wander through picturesque piazzas and winding streets, your guide will point out the house of a notorious but very empathetic murderer and a bridge that, according to legend, is haunted by the ghost of a female pope. Truth or fiction, you decide!

Our unique, private nocturnal tour reveals a side of the Eternal City light years away from the illuminating Renaissance and modern Rome. Touring with your private tour, you’ll be able to ask all the questions you can think of to distinguish between fact and fiction, history and legend.

For an unforgettable, most unusual experience of The Eternal City, come along on our journey through the dark streets and even darker history of Rome.

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What's Included

  • English speaking tour guide
  • Intimate private experience

Sites Visited

  • Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Campo de’ Fiori
  • Piazza Farnese
  • Via Giulia
  • Via del Governo Vecchio
  • Castel Sant’Angelo (from outside)


  • When can I cancel a booking?

    On tours cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund. For tours cancelled less than 72 hours before scheduled departure time, we are unable to offer refunds. Instead we suggest that customers reschedule their tour for another time more convenient for them.

  • When can I make a amendment to a booking?

    Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.

  • Is an advanced booking necessary or can I just show up at the meeting point?

    We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.

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Get to Know City Wonders

A City Wonders tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make City Wonders so special

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