Guided tour

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

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
Guided tour

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

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From US$ 26.92 per person

Discover the dark side of Rome on a night time walking tour and see the city under the magic of its evening illuminations. Hear city legends as you wander around the historic heart of the Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese, and Castel Sant’ Angelo.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Hear Rome legends and facts on an evening walking tour of its darker side
  • Visit sites you wouldn't visit on other tours
  • Experience the Eternal City at its most beautiful under its evening illuminations
  • Discover one of the first planning projects of Renaissance Rome
  • See the Castel Sant' Angelo, site of Hadrian's Mausoleum
Full description
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.
  • Tour as per description
  • English-speaking guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet on the steps of the San Andrea della Valle Church, located on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, about 150 meters from Largo di Torre Argentina, on the left hand side heading towards the Tiber River. The church is next to Piazza Vidoni and Piazza Sant’ Andrea della Valle. Your guide will be wearing blue attire.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our tours. We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our tours.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 106 reviews

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Elisabetta was an absolute joy and overall lovely guide. Her English was great and she spoke clearly and loud for all of us to hear. She was patient with the pace of everyone and knew tons of stories about the city. The walk was a nice small winding trail through beautiful streets, alleys, and squares. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a fun little unique tour through Rome.

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September 3, 2022

A very nice part of the evening with an accompanist (Andrea) very pleasant to listen to, and that even if you do not have an excellent level of English, as is the case for me, you will have a great night time at through the alleys of Rome, I recommend for all people in search of sordid anecdotes... or not elsewhere!

August 2, 2022

Good story

Ok trip but we didn't really get the atmosphere with him choosing to stop and tell the stories where there was the most noise it was a bit difficult to hear them and him walking the trip itself was ok. He has said this so many times that it gets a bit boring to listen to

October 15, 2019

Product ID: 25531