Legends, Ghosts and Ghouls of Venice

Venice, Italy

Experience hosted by Alexander

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

The now tranquil streets of Venice where not always so. Have you ever walked down a street alone and felt eyes watching you? Maybe a shadowy figure moving in the distance? Join me as we visit the locations of those local spirits that you've felt and seen in the dark foggy nights. Learn the story behind each one and if they are friend or foe!
Shatter your illusions of knights in shining armor that save the day, learn how enemies of the state were dealt with and how desire for power leads even the most noble down dark and twisted paths.

Other things to note
Please note that Venetian folk lore like many is from a time far before ours. To tell the stories at full effect how they are told among locals, details are very graphic. This tour includes “curse words” and I do not sugar coat the realities of our past world.
Please bare this in mind when booking if you are accompanied by children. Please also understand this tour cannot be PG rated if accompanied by children in a public group I heavily advise that you book privately when bringing anyone who might need the graphic details to be removed.
This experience is designed to stir your curiosity for the dark side of our collective story.
The now tranquil streets of Venice where not always so. Have you ever walked down a street alone and felt eyes watching you? Maybe a shadowy figure moving in the distance? Join me as we visit the locations of those local spirits that you've felt and seen in the dark foggy nights. Learn the story behind each one and if they are friend or foe!
Shatter your illusions of knights in shining armor that save the day, learn how enemies of the state…

Meet your Host, Alexander

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Hi my name is Alex, I'm a licensed Tour Leader. I have been living in Venice for 3 years with my lovely Venetian partner and her amazing family. Venice is host to many legends and mysteries. I have spent my time studying, talking to locals and family members, digging into the bizarre and wonderful folk lore that the majority of tourists are unaware of while walking the winding streets and tunnels of Venice.
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Ponte dei Mendicanti
Venezia
Our journey will commence in Fondamente Nove, from there we will walk through the winding maze of streets visiting each legends location until we arrive at the Arsenale.

You will receive a message after booking that has links to the exact map location of the tours starting point.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 385 reviews.

  • Alexandra
    January 2022
    What an absolutely amazing experience! This is a must must MUST if you come to Venice. I love a good ghost story but I have to say the tour that Alexander provides will leave even the hardiest of people in fear! From the moment we started the tour, Alex was so friendly and informative giving us great historical facts about the city and little bits of information that you just wouldn't know without him. His knowledge of the area and all the little hidden secrets is amazing. The ghost stories....... I nearly jumped out of my skin about 20 times! When he is getting into the nitty gritty of the stories, the tone and the atmosphere really changes. Maybe bring a spare pair of underwear just in case 🤣 The way he tells the stories really draws you in and the locations you visit will leave you looking over your shoulder to make sure nothing is following you in the dark. We definitely walked back to our apartment much faster that night! We even passed one of the locations again today in the daylight and we were just too scared to walk back down that alley. Absolutely amazing. Do not hesitate to book! You will leave scared, thrilled and with little hidden secrets and stories that you will love to remember and tell people about. More than 10 out of 10
  • Levi
    January 2022
    Alexander really tailored the experience to the audience he tours. He thoroughly understands Venetian history and has a deep passion to share that everyone. If you like spooky facts and history this is the man to go to!
  • Kevin
    January 2022
    This was a very fun tour. We really got to connect with the other people on the tour with us as well as our guide. He had lots of insight on Venice and told us a couple of scary or ghost stories, but also some more light hearted or interesting stories as well. He showed us things that we would have not been able to see on our own like the locals superstitions. Overall, we had a lot of fun and I definitely recommend.
  • Rigel
    January 2022
    Alexander was an absolute charm as a guide to the underbelly of Venice! He seamlessly combines historical facts, folklore, and legends to fully immerse his audience throughout the tour. I was left wanting more, to say the least. I will definitely bring friends along for another one of Alexander’s ghost tours!
  • Chance
    January 2022
    This was an amazing experience. Alex pulls out all the stops and gives a tour that’s hilarious, interesting, and fun. There’s so many spooky and weird tales that Alex shares, as well as lots of interesting facts and stories about Venice’s history. There’s no better way to see the city and no better guide to lead you down the alleyways and along the canals of Venice by night.
  • Irina
    January 2022
    We loved the tour!! Fun, dynamic, lots of great stories. Almost 2 hours in freezing temperatures flew by. Alex is an amazing storyteller, with great sense of humour. Highly recommend!!!

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