Rome By Night Walking Tour - Legends & Criminal Stories

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  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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    Piazza di S. Andrea della Valle, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Castel Sant'Angelo, Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
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    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Summon the specters of the Dark Ages and rediscover the history Rome would rather forget. This night-time tour combines eerie sights you won't see on other tours, dark tales spun by a master storyteller and unique views of famous monuments, including Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Campo de Fiori, and Castel Sant Angelo.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly, and professional guide
  • See the sights illuminated at night

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Pass By: Campo de' fiori, Rome, Lazio
Your expert local guide will reintroduce you to monuments you thought you knew, transformed by night-time illuminations, and describe how they were desecrated by citizens desperate for something to sell.

Pass By: Via Giulia, Rome, Lazio
You'll also hear about the Inquisition that turned neighbor against neighbor, roasted heretics on spits, and tried to suppress crime by hanging paintings of the Virgin Mary on street corners.

Pass By: Via del Governo Vecchio, Rome, Lazio
Dark times give rise to dark legends, and your guide, an experienced storyteller, will share some of these tales too.

Pass By: Piazza farnese, Rome, Lazio
As you traverse the Tiber river to enjoy some of Rome's gorgeous piazzas without the heat and crowds of the daytime, you'll hear the tale of the bridge haunted by a young girl tragically wronged by her family and the Pope.

Pass By: Museo nazionale di castel sant'angelo, Rome, Lazio
At the house of Rome's most notorious murderer, your guide will reveal what made this bloody figure surprisingly empathetic.

Whether you're here for hidden history, love legends and hauntings, or just want to sightsee without the usual crowds, this night tour is sure to reveal another side of Rome.


English-speaking guide

Small group of 20 people


Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice. It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites.

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  • 04-Dec-2022

    Our guide was a natural at telling stories. I would definitely recommend. He was engaging with all the tour group, almost like making eye contact with an actor

  • 20-Nov-2022

    Alicia is a great tour guide - very friendly, the right level of humour. And the stories she told were really interesting. Definitely a good tour especially for solo travellers as has the feel of going for a walk with a really clever friend. Would give more stars if I could.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Tour was good. Guide was fine and knowledgeable. He got into a weird confrontation with another guest was very rude and continued to argue. Very off putting.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    Really interesting tour that deep dives into more history. Our guide Semi was engaging and funny, and showed us some things that we never would have known to look for.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    Elizabetha was a great guide and had many fascinating stories about Rome to keep us entertained. We loved this tour, had a lot of fun!

  • 23-Oct-2022

    Rob is a talented and funny guide! Absolutely incredible experience that combined artistic storytelling with interesting history. This is a must-do event that provides great relief to the overwhelming number of standard churches and cathedrals.

  • 16-Oct-2022

    This tour was great! The guide, content, and sites were all wonderful! Roberto was, by far, the best guide we had during our week and a half in Italy. His storytelling was extremely fun and engaging. We especially liked the way he would thread stories together, closing the story out for the current stop and teeing up the next story before we begin walking so that by the time you reach the next point you're already eager to hear what's next. His knowledge comes through in the details he shares in and between stories. On several occasions he also offered to help the group with anything they may need to make their stay in Rome enjoyable. What more could you ask for!?

  • 12-Oct-2022

    Flag held high, Roberto led us through the dark streets of Rome regaling us with dark stories of ghosts and criminal. His enthusiasm and dramatic pauses draw you right into the stories and his wonderful personality made you want to hear more. I was enthralled!

  • 09-Oct-2022

    We had a tour with Roberto on October 7th. I have to say his stories were very good, however he walked so fast we could not keep up with him. He needs to be mindful of the different ages and physical types of people on the tour. It was not a pleasant experience at all. My husband said this is the last walking tour he will ever do and we have done plenty but this tour ruined walking tours for us. We have NEVER been rushed like this. We felt like it was a race to each stop and we could barely catch our breath. Finally some of the other people on the tour saw the agony we were in trying to catch up, they slowed down to meet us and walk at our pace which is what Roberto should have done. We do not expect the entire tour to go at our pace as we do understand Roberto needed to complete the tour on time. Perhaps the time could be another 30 minutes or leave a few places out so that people can all keep up. There was another woman that also could barely keep up. It is a shame because of Roberto I now have to cancel our tour to Tivoli as my husband is petrified we will he left behind again out of breath, trying to run on cobblestone streets! My husband tripped on this tour but thankfully was able to hit a wall and not fall down on the ground. We went on a City Wonders tour and had a WONDERFUL tour guide named Nicole who took us through Florence, Padua and Venice in 2017. She was sweet as can be and never rushed in front of us! She actually walked with us and the entire tour group. At the end of the tour a man tipped Roberto and told him to continue taking drama classes as he is getting better. Roberto yelled back that he has never taken a drama class and never will!! The man was giving him a compliment and Roberto's response was extremely rude! This was after the man had given him a tip for the tour!! Nicole should give a class on how to be respectful to people on tours because, clearly, it is needed.

  • 03-Oct-2022

    Elizabetha did a great job trying to bring the dark side of Rome to life through stories and pictures during our walking tour…. It was unfortunate that here efforts were neither recognized or respected by most of our tour companions who were more intent on complaining about how warm it was…. How busy it was…. Or how noisy it was….. Through all of the complaints Elizabetha maintained her professionalism and soldiered on…. Elizabetha was a great representative of Roman people…. Sadly our tour companions were poor representatives of tourists…. More interested in selfies and instagram and complaining about how experiences are different than at home….not even taking the time to thank or offer a tip to our host for her efforts at the end….

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