visitor max num
2 hrs
meeting time
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week days
Sant Angelo Bridge
meeting point

The Original Secret Rome Tour

Uncover the morbid truth behind the hidden gems of Rome on this 2-hour walking tour. From the assassination of Julius Caesar to the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and Italian Mafia, learn about the history of crime of Rome. Walk the streets once washed with the blood of witches, poisoners and heretics executed in public. Let your guide send chills down your spine with the dark tales of the past. Follow your guide down the narrow, cobbled streets from one crime-scene to the next. Visit the places that witnessed some of the most barbaric crimes in the history of Rome, and learn more about the brutal reality of old and modern Rome.

What you can expect

Meet your guide at a very convenient place, near the Vatican. After a brief check-in you will receive a headset (used for groups of 8 people or more), join your small group and begin the tour. Your English-speaking guide will take you to some of the most gruesome places in Rome. Your group will not be larger than 15 people which will allow for a better and more personal experience. On this tour you will discover 13 places off the beaten path and learn about the dark past of the Eternal City. Secret Rome tour is a great way to learn some of the most horrific best-kept secrets of Rome, from terrible Pope Borgia to kidnapping of J. Paul Getty III.


Step 1

We begin the tour with the Papal fortress and former prison

Step 2

The most important place for public executions

Step 3

Ancient working class neighborhood

Step 4

Ancient prison for Jews and women

Step 5

Church where Pope Borgia was buried

Step 6

Place where serial poisoners worked and lived

Step 7

First official street of Rome built by Pope

Step 8

A place where John Paul Getty III was kidnapped

Step 9

Palace built by Michelangelo

Step 10

Square where heretics were burned alive

Step 11

Place where Julius Caesar was killed

Step 12

The head-church of the Jesuit Order

Step 13

The most beautiful piazza of Rome

castel sant'angelo map

  • Expert, English speaking guide
  • 2hrs walking tour
  • Small group
  • Headsets
  • Off the beaten path
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