Crime tour of Rome - in Rome - LikeALocal Guide

Crime tour of Rome


23.33 EUR

Journey back in time to the dark side of Rome! Discover the alleyways where influential politicians were kidnapped and murdered. Walk through piazzas where public executions took place. Gruesome stories from the past will come alive during this tour!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
Thoroughly enjoyed the Crime Tour of Rome with our tour guide Michele. This was one of the highlights of our vacation! Highly recommend this activity!!
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Reviewed by Angie


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Rome's lesser-known history and dark secrets
  • Insider tips from a local

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We begin the tour at 6pm at Piazza della Minerva, next to the Pantheon – where Galileo Galilei was trialled and held liable for blasphemy.

We then head towards Largo Argentina, where you’ll learn about the exact location of Julius Cesar's assassination – one of Rome's most famous crime scenes.

In the Jewish Ghetto, you’ll hear about the many atrocities that occurred during the Nazi occupation in WWII. We’ll then walk to Campo de Fiori, a popular spot for tourists, which was the site of many public executions.

You’ll be captivated by the stories your guide will share with you about these dark chapters in Rome’s history!

The tour includes a coffee break at one of the best cafes in Rome, giving you a chance to rest your feet and use the bathroom. We end the tour next to a taxi stand where your guide will gladly help you with any other questions or recommendations.

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What’s included & not included

  • Coffee break
  • Visual aids to enhance the experience
  • transportation

Meeting point

Meeting point at Piazza della Minerva on the far left of the stairs leading into the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva (piazza della minerva 42)

Reviews from travellers (10)


Michele was great!
I took this tour on my last night in Rome and I think it was a really cool way to end my time in the city. Michele was my guide and he was very informative and explained the crime events that took place really well, with a lot of detail and passion. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city as it gives a different perspective of Rome. I loved every moment of it!
Best tour ever!
We looked for something unique, not just a tour of the Colosseum and the normal stuff that everyone sees. It was the best tour we took part in. The guide was unbelievable, with knowledge that doesn't end. He is a true Roman and you can tell he loves his town. He also speaks English fluently, and it is easy to understand him. We ended the tour in the BEST caffe in rome! I would have never come across this bar without our guide!
Thanks Michele!
Wow! Wish we could have done this tour first day in Rome since you learn so much history. Michele knew so much and shared so much history and interesting stories about what we were looking at. Too bad so many tourists walk by these places and have no idea what they just missed. Excellent English (he has US ties). A pleasant experience designed to keep walking to a minimum with greatest coverage.
Very knowledgeable guide, and an interesting tour
We met Michel near the Pantheon and were pleasantly surprised to hear his very clear american accent (he is 100% Italian !). He has a very broad knowledge of history in general and engages in any questions etc. He brings life to many areas that you would otherwise not notice if walking around as a tourist. This is (mostly) a tour of what was considered criminality by a catholic regime (e.g. Galileo) so don't expect a history of gun running, mafia, hit-men etc.
Amazing & Unique Tour!!
We had such a great time on our tour with Michele!! He’s an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. I highly recommend taking this tour. We learned so much about the crimes and the history of Rome. It’s truly a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else. We loved it! Thank you Michele.
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