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Murders and Mysteries Venice Evening Walk

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Key Highlights

  • Unveil the dark secrets of Venice with this evening walking tour
  • Led by an expert guide, hear ghostly stories about Venice’s scary past
  • Walk past the areas of public execution and mental asylum
  • Stumble on secret courtyards and architectural gems
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday


    1 hour 30 minutes

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Meeting Point: Under the arches at the entrance from Saint Marks square to the Correr Museum.

    Please read the below instructions carefully to help you find the meeting point.

    Arriving by Boat (Vaporetto): Arriving close to the Saint Marks square get off the boat (Vaporetto) No:1 or No:2 at the “Valleresso” boat stop and walk directly down the street “Calle Valleresso” passing Harrys bar on your right and the Hotel Monaco and Grand canal on your left. When you arrive at the end of the street turn right and walk towards Saint Marks square, before you pass under the arches bear left and then go right under the arches in front of the post office making your way into the square. Here you will find the entrance to the Correr museum and will see our assistant holding an orange umbrella at the entrance to the square.

    Arriving by water taxi: Ask the water taxi to drop you off at Valleresso and then follow instructions as per arriving by boat.

    Arriving by Foot: Make you way into Saint Marks square, the Correr museum is at the opposite side of the church right on the other side of the square under the arches.

    GPS Coordinates: 45.433824, 12.337116

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Rialto Bridge area

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Are you brave enough for this creepy tour?

    Underneath her rich beauty Venice hides a wealth of dark secrets. Dive into a maze of ill-lit alleyways to discover another side of La Serenissima.

    Learn about the public executions in St Mark’s Square and the inhumane mental asylums on the lagoon islands.

    Hear lurid tales of courtesans, casinos and brothels and of course Casanova and 'the last kissing spot'. Shiver when you listen to a story of mysterious footprints, a headless body and a head seen floating in a canal. Find out about the “Assassins Alleyway” and the murdered women dressed in white!

    Stumble on secret courtyards and architectural gems such as an impressive spiral staircase. Finally, learn the story of the ill-fated theatre, “La Fenice” and the mystery of the last fire.


    Meet your guide at the meeting point to begin your Murders and Mysteries Venice Evening Walk. Your guide will lead you to the narrow streets in the gathering dusk to show you a different side of Venice where shadows linger and footsteps echo.

    During the course of the tour, hear terrifying stories about mental asylums on the lagoon islands and public executions in St Mark’s Square. The guide will also tell you stories about courtesans, casinos and of one of the most famous inmates, the adventurer and womanizer Giacomo Casanova.

    Feel a chill on the back of your neck as your guide will describe the mayhem that have occurred in the city over centuries. Those dark narrow alleyways and hidden squares have seen terrible deeds and ghostly happenings.

    Your creepy tour lasts 90 minutes and ends at the Rialto Bridge area.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Walking tour
    • English-speaking guide


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Food and drink
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Please reach at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.

    We recommend that you print this document which has a range of information on how to reach the meeting point.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • Excellent tour

      A very interesting tour. Sergio, the guide, was friendly and told the stories well. The group was fairly small (about 12) so we were able to hear what was said. Very en...

      Mrs Nicola J Challinor
    • A Great Adventure!

      Lots of fun learning all the lesser known things about Venice. Our tour guide had a great sense of humour and was very knowledgeable....