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Criminal tour of Rome

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20 EUR

Journey back to a dark and twisted Rome. A time when the beautiful piazzas we have learned to admire were the settings of public executions. In the back alleys, influential politicians were kidnapped and murdered! How a band of street thugs grew into one of Rome’s biggest and most powerful threats.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
This is a wonderful way to see parts of the City. Fiona is extremely knowledgeable, full of enthusiasm and gave us a series of real stories at various sites of political murders, ancient Roman intrigue, and high society manipulation . You will also be shown interesting bits of architecture and historical snippets along the way. It isn't so much criminals, and should maybe named Martyrs and Murders. Great fun way to see the city from a different angle.
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Reviewed by Matthew

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Unknown history, dark secrets, and a twisted take on Rome
  • Get inside tips from a local

Description

The tour starts at 6:00 p.m at Piazza della Minerva, next to the Pantheon. In the very same area where Galileo Galilei was trailed and held liable for blasphemy.
Afterwards, you will head towards Largo Argentina, here you'll learn about the exact location of Julius Cesar's assassination, one of Rome's most famous crime scenes.
Then just nearby you'll proceed through the Jewish Ghetto to listen to the many atrocities that occurred during the Nazi occupation WWII. From there you'll gradually walk into Campo de Fiori, today a very busy tourist location, not too long ago an area for public executions. Listen to the captivating storytelling of your guide, a dark page of Rome's history, as they use tablets and other illustrations to enhance your experience.

A coffee break is offered at the best coffee house in Rome, giving you a chance to rest your feet and if needed use the restroom. The tour concludes next to a taxi stand and your guide will gladly help you with any other questions or recommendations.

What’s included & not included

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

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Meeting point

Piazza della Minerva

Reviews from travellers (6)

5.0/5

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.
Excellent tour!
Really interesting and entertaining tour. Michele is knowledgeable and passionate about his city and his subject.
Definitely worth the time and money!
Our tour guide Mike was awesome! He was so knowledgeable about the history behind these dark happenings and his method of storytelling was captivating! Being my second trip to Rome, I was insearch of the unconventional. This was it!
If you are thinking about doing this tour, DO IT. You won't be disappointed!
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!
Criminal tour of Rome
This is a wonderful way to see parts of the City. Fiona is extremely knowledgeable, full of enthusiasm and gave us a series of real stories at various sites of political murders, ancient Roman intrigue, and high society manipulation . You will also be shown interesting bits of architecture and historical snippets along the way. It isn't so much criminals, and should maybe named Martyrs and Murders. Great fun way to see the city from a different angle.
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!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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