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Venice: Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour

1. Venice: Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour

Join a unique evening walking tour and learn about the famous ghost and legends of Venice with a local guide. Discover the ghostly Castello and Cannaregio districts and uncover the city’s secrets and mysteries. Experience a tour that covers areas of Venice after dark that you might otherwise not have the courage to visit. See places that have been the scene of unexplained events and mysterious apparitions. Be led by your guide and explore hidden and supernatural corners of the city. Walkthrough the winding streets and eerie squares of Cannaregio and Castello districts. Listen for ghostly sounds coming outside the Malibran Theater. Hear the story of the unburied child, said to be seen in the murky lagoon. Visit an underground crypt that has been forgotten for years illuminated by the light of a candle. Hear some scary tales of more recent times that will keep you alert during your walk.

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Venice: Private Murders & Mysteries Tour

2. Venice: Private Murders & Mysteries Tour

Discover an entirely different Venice as you make your way through a labyrinth of narrow alleyways, where shadows linger and footsteps echo. Imagine a dark silent Venice with no lighting, eerie and spooky. Learn about the public executions in St. Marks Square, the inhumane mental asylums situated on the lagoon islands. Anecdotes of the courtesans, casinos and brothels and of course Casanova and 'the last kissing spot.' There's a story of the mysterious footprints, headless body and the head seen floating in a canal, the assassin alleyway and the murdered women dressed in white. Secret courtyards and architectural gems hidden in the silent alleys, such as the impressive spiral staircase. Finally, the story of the ill-fated Theatre, La Fenice and mystery of the last fire.

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Venice: 2-Hour Legends and Ghosts of Cannaregio Tour

3. Venice: 2-Hour Legends and Ghosts of Cannaregio Tour

Experience the mysterious atmosphere as night falls on the Cannaregio district of Venice. On this 2-hour tour a qualified guide will lead you to hidden corners and quiet places, while entertaining you with legends about this unique area. Your group will make its way through the maze of ancient narrow streets that visitors seldom see. Hear some of the darkest and most obscure stories about Venice. Learn about the ghosts of Cannaregio and of the continuous ghost appearances reported by the region’s current inhabitants.

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Venice: Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

4. Venice: Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

Join a unique evening walking tour and learn about the famous ghost and legends of Venice with a local guide. Discover the ghostly Castello and Cannaregio districts and uncover the city’s secrets and mysteries. Experience a tour that covers areas of Venice after dark that you might otherwise not have the courage to visit. See places that have been the scene of unexplained events and mysterious apparitions. Be led by your guide and explore hidden and supernatural corners of the city. Walk through the winding streets and eerie squares of Cannaregio and Castello districts. Listen for ghostly sounds coming outside the Malibran Theater. Hear the story of the unburied child, said to be seen in the murky lagoon. Visit an underground crypt that has been forgotten for years illuminated by the light of a candle. Hear some scary tales of more recent times that will keep you alert during your walk. Your tour also includes stops at three different local bars, where you will try a wine and type of cicchetti (snack) at each one.

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Venice: Poveglia Haunted History Private Tour

5. Venice: Poveglia Haunted History Private Tour

From the meeting point on Certosa, board the traditional Venetian boat to start your private guided tour. The first stop will be at the former quarantine center, Lazzaretto Vecchio, where between 1403 and 1630 it housed a hospital which cared for people during the plague. Explore the grounds as you learn about the functions of this building during the plague and as a military base. Next, take the chance to learn how to drive a handcrafted Venetian boat before heading to the highlight of the tour: Poveglia Island. Sail around the ancient island that first appears in the historical record in 421, and was populated until the residents fled warfare in 1379. The island has been unoccupied since 1968 and remains shrouded in mystery. Listen as your guide explains the history that has made this island so famous.

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Venice Legends & Ghosts: 2-Hour Walking Tour

6. Venice Legends & Ghosts: 2-Hour Walking Tour

After sunset a different Venice is revealed, as you’ll experience on this 2-hour evening walk. Discover the secrets of Venice after dark and its beauty and charm, and learn about some of the city's mysteries and legends. You’ll hear fascinating stories about Venice past and present from your expert guide as you make your way along centuries-old streets and by shimmering canals. Head off the beaten track and into some of the most intriguing and hidden corners of Venice. Listen to tales of the city’s history. Your passionate local guide will take you on this journey through Venice’s neighborhoods, and bring this magical city to life.

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Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

7. Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

Starting in Campo San Bartolomeo, this 1.5-hour walking tour takes you to the hidden corners of Venice. A qualified guide will lead you through winding streets and eerie squares and tell you tales of mystery, murder and superstition. This tour covers areas of Venice after dark including hidden squares and darkened alleys, that otherwise you might not have the courage to visit. Walk through the Castello district as you learn about Venetian doges and noblemen. Hear about unrequited love, the ghostly sounds outside the Malibran Theater and tales of tragic deaths. Head to Campo San Giovanni and Paolo, and then walk along the foreboding Fondamenta Nuova, across from a cemetery. Hear the story of the unburied child, said to be seen in the murky lagoon. The tour ends in the Cannaregio district.

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Venetian Mysteries Guided Walking Tour

8. Venetian Mysteries Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Venice in the evening and get to know an alternative side of the city. Hear about the mysteries, secrets and ghost legends of Venice from your guide. Follow routes that are off the beaten path as you spend a fascinating 1 hour and 45 minutes experiencing the intimate and peaceful atmosphere of the city at night. The walk will take you through the Rialto, Cannaregio and Castello districts of the city. Tours are available in a choice of several languages.

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What people are saying about Veneto

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 104 reviews

Lively, fun tour. Naturally, the focus was not so much on Sughtseeing, but rather looking at the stories behind the visible. Interestingly chosen, about four kilometers long route with sometimes surprising insights and views.

Graziella is a great guide and was very engaging. We really enjoyed the tour. Thank you!

Great tour of Venice its alley, to places we would never have seen. Just great

Christina was an excellent guide. Grear to see the 'back streets'

Exciting stories that you won't find in any travel guide!