Not everyone believes in ghosts, but ghost stories have been popular around the globe and across cultural boundaries for all time. Human mortality, weakness, and tales of love lost and wrongs never put right make for wonderfully compelling stories.
Walking ghost tours have attracted tourists across North America and Europe in particular, typically at historic sites or places that were once inhabited by famous (or infamous!) people.
Venice is renowned for its beauty and fascinating history. The entire city is actually a World Heritage Site and has been inhabited since as early as 10 BC. Any city with the kind of past that Venice boasts is ripe with colourful characters and interesting events.
Tour a City of Ghosts
The secrets of the ghosts of Venice lie in the hands of expert storytellers schooled in the art of entertaining storytelling and equally well versed in the Venice hidden from most modern visitors.
Walking through the ancient streets, navigating narrow passageways and exploring age-old piazzas travellers learn of mysteries and unexplained paranormal encounters from gifted tour guides. The timing of such walking tours is typically after dark for as we know the shadows of night lend a certain ambiance to stories of the spirit kind.
Is pressed by unseen feet, and ghosts return
Gently at twilight, gently go at dawn,
The sad intangible who grieve and yearn….
- T.S. Eliot