Guided tour

Dark Heart of Rome - Facts, Legend & Mystery Walking Tour

Activity provider: AD Travel
Guided tour

Dark Heart of Rome - Facts, Legend & Mystery Walking Tour

Activity provider: AD Travel

From US$ 26.92 per person

Discover a different side to Rome on the city’s only night-time walking tour in English. Explore the hidden side of the Eternal City on a mysterious 1.5-hour night tour, and learn about Rome's supernatural side as you check out Campo de Fiori and more.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Enjoy Rome's only night-time tour and discover the dark heart of the city
  • See sites and hear stories you would never hear on any other tour
  • Experience the Eternal City at its most beautiful, lit up by night
  • Walk in the shadows of Rome's mysterious legends and spooky myths
Full description
When the sun sets in Rome another side to the city comes to life. This darker, more mysterious Rome is one where facts and legends are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. On this 90-minute evening tour, you'll discover the sunset 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 a lesser-known history of Rome. Departing from Sant'Andrea Della Valle Church, you will walk in the shadows of sights such as the Campo de Fiori, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Via del Governo Vecchio, Via Giulia, Piazza Farnese, and Castel Sant'Angelo. Prepare to be a little spooked, but expect to be highly entertained!
  • Evening city tour
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet on the steps of the Church of Sant'Andrea della Valle, 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 located right next to Piazza Vidoni and Piazza Sant’Andrea della Valle.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • This service ends at Castel Sant’Angelo from where public transport and taxis are easily accessible
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • The tour provider is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our tours
  • Likewise, pushchairs or strollers cannot be accommodated
  • Please present your tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 258 reviews

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This was our second tour in Rome. We took another tour with the Rob as our guide and he mentioned this one at the end so we booked ot hoping to get him again. When we got to the church we were so excited to see Rob as our guide. This gives you insight into the darker side of Rome and how some of the common sites' histories are different that being holy and sacred etc. We loved learning a little extra about Rome we wouldn't have known otherwise. Also, again, Rob made the tour amazing! We love him!

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September 17, 2022

Alethea was an amazing tour guide!!! She kept it fun, and very educational, throughout our stroll through the Roman streets. She had knowledge about locations that I had seen on previous tours that the other guides didn't offer. If you're lucky enough to have her, you're in for a treat! 10/10 would do another tour with her any day!

October 10, 2020

REALLY interesting activity. I believe the only TRUE way to really know about a City history. Not very deep cause only lasts for 90 minutes but much more interesting, exciting and rewarding than the traditional tourist tours. Look for similar activities as this one and do as many as possible once is the only true way to really know about a City such as Rome.

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March 2, 2020

Product ID: 6129