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Criminal tour of Rome provided by Itertours

Criminal tour of Rome
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2–3 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 44414P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • A coffee break is offered in one of Rome's best bars towards the conclusion of the tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza della Minerva
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Piazza della Minerva, 38, 00186 Roma RM, Italy At 6pm sharp, facing the church on the left hand side of the stairwell you will see the guide holding a IterTour sign.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • A coffee break is offered in one of Rome's best bars towards the conclusion of the tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza della Minerva
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Piazza della Minerva, 38, 00186 Roma RM, Italy At 6pm sharp, facing the church on the left hand side of the stairwell you will see the guide holding a IterTour sign.
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Jun. 2020
A note from Criminal tour of Rome
Group sizes will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants to ensure a reasonable safety distance.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza della Minerva, 38
    Piazza della Minerva, 38, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    At 6pm sharp, facing the church on the left hand side of the stairwell you will see the guide holding a IterTour sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza della Minerva
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Largo di Torre Argentina
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Via Portico d'Ottavia
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Campo de' Fiori
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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kellytlovemore
Montrose, UK84 contributions
Mar. 2020
Our tour guide was genuinely passionate about the history of Rome which made this tour so interesting. We saw parts of Rome we probably would not have known to look for as tourists, or parts we could have forgotten to see. I completely enjoyed everything we learned and were shown! My personal highlight was seeing where Julius Ceaser was stabbed, somewhere we may have missed without this tour! We were also the only two people on the tour which made it so much more personal. Our guide even took us to get some food in a little traditional bakery we would otherwise have missed. Overall, it was enjoyable, intellectual, fun and I would do it again if I went back to Rome! 10/10.
Written 20 April 2020
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LSchonfeldt
18 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Friends
Passionate and genuine human who wants you to know everything about Rome’s history that isn’t typically told. Full of knowledge, this fast-talking Italian made his subject interesting! Finished with a coffee at what is rated as the best in Rome by Trip Advisor, Michele is unexpectedly generous.
Written 12 October 2019
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enjoy99
North Yorkshire, UK96 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Solo
Our Guide (Michele) was very good and spoke very good English he had an immense and enthusiastic knowledge of is subject from the Rome of ancient times up to more modern times, we went to various locations around the back streets of Rome finishing with a coffee at a coffee shop at the end of the evening. I really enjoyed this tour
Written 11 June 2019
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Robert L.
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
My husband Bob and I have been vacationing in Rome for about a week. I’ve been to Rome many times but he has only been once about 30 years ago. We went to all of the obvious sites then I stumbled onto the Criminal Tour of Rome. Bob loves history (he is also enamored by anything having to do with the Kennedys.) I thought the tour sounded like a good mix of history, politics, mystery and power that we both would enjoy.

I contacted the guide, Michele, and arranged to meet him in a small piazza close to the Pantheon. We were pleasantly surprised that Michele spoke not only perfect Italian, but an Americanized-English like you’d find on any top American university campus. Michele swept us away with his enthusiasm and vast knowledge of history and politics and served up a small sampling of Roman crimes ranging over 2,200 years whose impact have shaped our lives today.

All this done by taking you to the actual sites where the crimes took place. Michele engaged us with questions and allowed for interesting discussion. He ended the tour by taking us to a small bar where they claim the best espresso in Rome.

Pretty damn good!
Written 6 December 2019
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diane d
Kaneohe, HI37 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Family
After a month in Italy and umpteen tours, we needed something different. Michele provided the "darker" side of Roman history, and it rounded out our knowledge and understanding of true history much better. Highly recommend.
Written 3 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Plav
New Smyrna Beach, FL28 contributions
We strongly suggest using this operator and ask for Fiona if you want an authentic experience that engages everyone in your group and you want a guide with passion and knowledge.

We found the exploration entertaining and provide a great look at the city during twilight. The tour was fun.

Fiona was very engaging to our family and went at pace that was perfect. She has great experience and knowledge of Rome historically and today!

Very pleasurable and informative.

This was time well spent in Rome!

Enjoy

Written 12 March 2019
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kttnt
Pollenca, Spain27 contributions
Oct. 2021
My husband and I took the "Criminal Tour" on Halloween evening, our third night in Rome. We were so happy with our experience that we booked another tour with Michele and Itertours the next day!

The tour is packed with historical and contemporary information--by the end, I felt like I had taken a college course, rather than a 3-hour tour. My favorite take-aways from the tour were the stories about the elephant statue outside the St Maria Sopra Minerva Basilica and the tragic murder of Aldo Moro. Take the tour to find out what I mean! Oh, and also the coffee was absolutely delicious!

Our guide, Michele, was friendly, super-organized and extremely knowledgeable. He is obviously passionate about history and he answered every question we threw at him with ease! The tour was easy to book and very reasonably priced. Our group was small, so there was plenty of time of personal interaction with the guide which we appreciated.

I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in a look at some of the fascinating "criminal history" of Rome!
Written 22 November 2021
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Stefan B
2 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Me and my wife went on the English language criminal tour with Fiona. The tour was highly enjoyable. We were able to see parts of Rome that we would not have discovered otherwise. The often grisly stories were captivating and, as told by Fiona, far more interesting to listen to than the other standard audioguides or big group tours we have experienced this far in Rome. The tour offers an interesting look into several different time periods, both ancient and modern. In addition to the tour content, our guide was very knowledgeable about the city in general, very fun to chat with, and very willing to answer our questions. An enjoyable experience all around.
Written 13 August 2019
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Tiny P.
Marbella, Spain1 contribution
Jul. 2019 • Family
As history addicts we really enjoyed this well documented insight in the darker and often silenced side of Roman history. Mike was a great entertainer who intrigued us with his knowledge and enthusiasm. We wouldn't have minded if the tour lasted longer :) thank you Mike it was nice listening and sharing thoughts with you! As a history teacher I can tell the students insight information that will surely fascinate them. Would definitely recommend!
Written 13 July 2019
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E H
4 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Family
Wow! Wish we could have done this tour first day in Rome since you learn so much history. Michele knew so much and shared so much history and interesting stories about what we were looking at. Too bad so many tourists walk by these places and have no idea what they just missed. Excellent English (he has US ties). A pleasant experience designed to keep walking to a minimum with greatest coverage.
Written 29 June 2019
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I8231SFerinb
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Terrific guided tour of Ponza and Palmarola
We had the most delightful day trip to Ponza and Palmarola. Michele is a terrific guide - helped us get everywhere
kttnt
kttnt
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Garbatella!
My husband booked the Food tour of the Garbatella neighborhood on the Iter Tours website. Our guide was Michele, wh
terry672
terry672
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Best food, best guide, best experience
We were pointed towards an evening Roman food tour with only a few hours to enjoy Rome the day before boarding a cr
caravino1
caravino1
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Extraordinary Ponza & Palmarola, and Colosseum Tours!
My husband and I took 2 private tours with Itertours and Michele on our most recent visit to Roma. We did a day tri
jennyreitman
jennyreitman
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Excellent Local Roman Food Tour
Great tour of some of the best food I’ve had in Europe. We enjoyed our tour guide Fiona’s fun descriptions of both
angieb94506
angieb94506
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Exceptional Tour
We had an incredible time on the Criminal Tour with Michele. The tour was educational and insightful. Michele is
Canadian2USA
Canadian2USA
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AMAZING TRIP!
Amazing! Hands down one of the most memorable days of my life! Michele was fantastic! My husband and I felt like we
Asco2019
Asco2019
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Ponza with Michele
Ponza was the perfect day trip from a too hot Rome. For the kids, it was also a welcome break from sight seeing ru
56ginan
56ginan
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OUTSTANDING TOUR..5 STAR!!!
My family and I wanted to have a day outside the Roman city, and wanted some fun in the sun. We had the absolute p
Q4909UVadamm
Q4909UVadamm
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Awesome trips!
We did the Ponza day trip and the crypt/catacombs with Mike/Michele and they were both fantastic experiences and hi
Tonay Q
Tonay Q
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Full day boat trip
We booked this for our first vacation in Italy. Luckily Michele was friendly and full of information but was not ov
Rodrigo F
Rodrigo F
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Amazing day trip to Ponza
Couldn’t recommend this tour more! Great day trip from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Michele was an amazing tour g
jeremyj2388
jeremyj2388
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Roman Crypts and Catacombs - FANTASTIC
I never write reviews of tours, but we had the best experience with Michele and feel compelled to do so. He was inc
arobbins224
arobbins224
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Take this tour!!!
Our tour guide Mike/Michele was awesome! He was so knowledgeable about the history behind these dark happenings and
jaredbshelley
jaredbshelley
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Great walking tour
Our family throughly enjoyed the criminal tour of Rome! Fiona was incredibly knowledgable and clearly has a passion
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