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Rome Mysteries & Legends Free Tour

Wandering ghosts and enigmas in Caravaggio's works... Discover the hidden side of the city with this free tour of Rome's mysteries and legends. You'll be amazed by the secrets the city holds

Wandering ghosts and enigmas in Caravaggio's works... Discover the hidden side of the city with this free tour of Rome's mysteries and legends. You'll be amazed by the secrets the city holds

Rome Mysteries & Legends Free Tour

Murderers, atheists, prostitutes... The most despised Roman population in the Middle Ages was buried, forgotten and evicted in the so-called "cursed cemetery". The remains of this ancient cemetery are located in Piazzale Flaminio, just a few steps from Piazza del Popolo: The starting point of our free tour of mysteries and legends of Rome.

They say that in the evening around Flaminio and Pópolo districts... We're sorry, but we dare not put it in writing! You'll have to meet at the scheduled time to embark on this free guided tour through the mysteries of Rome to find out! Next to these squares is the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, where we'll discover the enigmas hidden in the works of two masters of the Baroque: the painter Caravaggio and the sculptor Bernini.

We'll continue our free tour along Via del Corso, where we'll learn about some rather tantalising tales about Pope Paul II. The route continues along Via di Ripetta, where again the story of a pope emerges: in this case Leo X, we'll learn about the new tax on prostitution that transformed the city...

Women who offered their bodies in exchange for money became very popular in Rome. So much so that Caravaggio used the image of a prostitute to paint the face of a virgin! You don't believe us? We'll uncover this mystery in the church of Sant'Agostino, located next to the famous Biblioteca Angelica.

After 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes spent exploring Rome, we'll finish out tour on the Sant'Angelo Bridge.

Groups

On our free tour of mysteries and legends in Rome we do not accept bookings for more than 6 people. If you're a larger group, you must book our private tour.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English–speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 30 minutes before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Ponte Sant'Angelo

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Where does the activity end?

Ponte Sant'Angelo