Free tour

Spectral Rome: free tour among the ghosts of the past

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Italian
Guru: Beatrice
Registered on October 05, 2021

I'm Beatrice, a graduate in Renaissance art history at the La Sapienza University of Rome and a licensed Tour Leader. During my university years I worked as an intern at the Quirinal Palace, organizing guided tours. After graduation I held the role of intern at the Royal Palace and Castel Sant'Elmo, in Naples, and worked in contemporary art galleries. Passionate about art, history, cinema and literature, I hope to convey the same love that I have for my city, Rome!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Have you ever wondered what spiritual presences roam the streets of Rome? 👻
Alas, the Eternal City is rich in them! Characters who filled the chronicles of the past and fueled imaginative stories.

We will start our journey from Castel Sant'Angelo, the place where in 1599 the death sentence of the young Beatrice Cenci was carried out, a girl with an unfortunate life who aroused the tenderness of the Romans... who still claim to see her today!
We will continue the walk towards Piazza Navona, where there are several noble palaces. At Palazzo Tuccimei someone reports seeing a severed hand sticking out of one of the windows... what story is behind it?! And again, the very famous Palazzo Pamphilj, which belonged to one of the most powerful families of the seventeenth century. Right here, the ghost of a woman who was much talked about at the time, the surly Donna Olimpia Maidalchini would still haunt today.
Before heading towards the Pantheon, a small stop in front of Palazzo Giustiniani, built by the rebellious genius of Francesco Borromini . Always in contrast with his colleague Gian Lorenzo Bernini; still tells of his tormented spirit that runs through the corridors of the beautiful building he designed.
The last stop will be the Pantheon, born as a pagan temple. It seems that at the time of its transformation into a Christian building a flock of devils rose from the oculus!

If you are looking for a ghost tour linked to REALLY existing historical figures, this is the perfect tour for you 😉

Highlights of the tour:

1 Castel Sant'Angelo
2 Piazza Navona
3 Via Giustiniani
4 Pantheons

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  • Meeting point:
    Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma ...
    Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
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    I will have the identification card.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Michela 21 Aug 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
Una bella scoperta questo tour, visiti la città in modo alternativo grazie alla conoscenza e professionalità della guida Beatrice che ha saputo per quasi due ore catturare la nostra attenzione con racconti storici carichi di mistero.
Agostina 01 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Jul 2023
Piacevolissimo tour nel cuore di Roma, alla scoperta di luoghi e aneddoti nascosti. Beatrice è una guida preparatissima e trasmette con le sue parole l'amore che ha per la sua città e il suo lavoro. Tour consigliatissimo... anche se siete di Roma!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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