Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour
As darkness descends and the crowds of the day disappear, you will feel as if you have Venice to yourself, with only the sounds of lapping water and your group’s echoing footsteps to accompany you.
Step down narrow passageways, trace silent canals and roam empty squares as your guide recounts six intriguing ghost stories and legends. Hear about the apparitions that stalk the city’s medieval palaces, listen to tales of strange sea creatures and shiver at the story of Venice’s 15th-century butcher, Biasio, who murdered children and added their limbs to his tasty stews.
Walk over flagstones that hide ancient underground cemeteries and delve down sidestreets to stumble across architectural follies such as the Fortuny Palace and Bovolo Staircase, an ornate stone spiral staircase. Hear ghostly tales about the staircase and how it enabled a medieval nobleman to climb to his living quarters on horseback.
Delve into one of the city’s last secret passages (access subject to water levels) and, as you walk, hear dark tales of the lover who used the alley to visit his married lover under cover of night.
Then, feel your blood run cold in the Calle dei Assassini, a shadowy street once frequented by killers and criminals, as your guide recounts the brutal murders that took place here.
After around 1.5 hours, make your way back to the Rialto Bridge, where your tour finishes.
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Please make sure to check your email prior departure.
What better place to hear a ghost story then in Venice! Our guide Christina was enjoyable and entertaining in her delivery. She did a nice job of sharing a little spooky, a little macabre and a little scandal! A non traditional way to learn about Venice and it’s history you won’t get from any touristy guide brochures!
My friend and I had a great evening on the tour with the lovely Christina. She was very interesting and amusing as she revealed some of the darker secrets of this amazing place. Our second visit to one of our favourite cities, it was fabulous to walk the back streets and hidden laneways and learn some gruesome history of its amazing buildings and architecture. It was wonderful to see the city after dark, evoking the feelings of what it might have been like in past times.
Christine was spectacular. Content was informative and fun. We both very much enjoyed. Highly recommended
A great night stroll through the back lanes of a mystical city. Good information and very-well guided. But I expected it to be a bit scarier. No ghosts or dead bodies floating in the canals. Enjoy.Breandan, Dublin
Recommended and the tour guide kept us entertained not only with ghost stories but with some gruesome history of Venice ! We saw some parts of Venice which we would never have seen without a guide. Very entertaining and enjoyable.