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Venice - The Ghosts of Venice Past

The Ghosts of Venice Past

(217 reviews)
Campiello del Remer, Venice, Italy
30 mins

About the tour

Our guide Andrea will be taking us to discover the myths and legends wrapped up in Venice's 15 centuries of history. Stories of ghosts, witches, homicides, tortures and magic will abound on this ghost tour so make sure you're ready for it. We will be walking through the narrow streets to uncover the city's darkest secrets. Be brave! You're going to need it as we walk precariously close to the dark side on this live streamed experience.

Meet your local guide


Andrea might be one of Venice's most entertaining tour guides. Why do we say that? Well, you don't have to look far to see him jamming out on his guitar singing songs in the Venetian dialect. “I like to introduce myself as a tour guide, a freelance journalist, and a real Venetian (one of the few that has remained),” he says fondly. He loves music and has played with Italy’s most popular reggae singer, and performed in front of a massive crowd of 15,000 people during the carnival at St. Mark’s Square. He tries to mix information, historical facts, and funny quirks about the city into his tours. “There’s a lot about the city that people don’t know. There are words they use that come from Venice (ciao, ghetto, ballot, quarantine), and objects and inventions (the first pair of glasses, the first pocketbook). Even when people write, they use punctuations that were first used in a book here,” he remarks. He likes to think of his tours like a small show - with a bit of music, some rhythm, and sometimes with an experience down the Grand Canal with a gondola. So make sure to have your drinks and snacks ready for your time with Andrea! “I’m so lucky to live in a city like Venice that has so much to offer, above all “under the surface” of the most famous places to visit. I’m eager to know more and more about my city, and I know that people feel my passion in sharing my hometown with them,” Andrea says.

Andrea has been guiding since Dec 2012

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Venice with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Venice. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Lexie D.

01 April 2021

I really enjoyed our meander through the out of the way streets of Venice in search of the sites of ghosts from Venice's history. Andrea kept us entertained, and we discovered his soul is pure after a walk through the narrowest alley imaginable! :) I shall definitely book more of his trips.

Judith Ann M.

01 April 2021

An absolutely delightful tour Andrea. Loved being ‘near the water’. Look forward to seeing you soon n I’d love to go on a tour of Murano island with you. Not sure how you did not get lost LOL . I sure would. Excellent tour ! .

Toni T.

01 April 2021

Andrea did a great trip giving us so much information and bringing us through the streets of Venice!

Ewa S.

01 April 2021

Learnt a lot, thank you

Dee (from Central Texas) C.

01 April 2021

I knew your souls was pure. The city was such a joy to see again. It is so peaceful now compared to Carnival. Thank you for a spooky tour.

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