1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Sant'Andrea della Valle

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

Product ID: 25531
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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Not suitable for
  • 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.

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• Please note: Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Late arrivals will not be able to join the group, and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after the departure time.
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.
• Guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance cannot be accommodated on this tour. Strollers or baby carriages must be left at home.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Great stories, great guide! A must-do for anyone!

Our guide Amanda told the stories in an entertaining and interesting way. This tour is for you if you are looking for something different, something beside the "typical" Colloseum or Vatican tours. Another bonus is that it's at night so the temperatures are really nice (in June) and the streets and Piazzas are not crowded anymore.

June 24, 2017

actually a compulsory event !!!

- The meeting point and time of the tour were perfect. - The individual information / stories about Rome were always told at the scene - you got information that you won't find in any travel guide - it was a small group - so you could understand everything without problems - the guide was always happy to answer individual questions - has completed our Rome trip / was one of our highlights. If you don't do this tour, it's your own fault ;-)

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May 27, 2014

I loved the experience! Serena was a great guide, very knowledgeable and artistic. It was fun and exciting, highly recommend!

January 9, 2020

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Product ID: 25531