About Dark Rome

OUR GOAL?that through our tours you will come to love italy just as much as we do. It all started with an idea. One idea for one tour, taking a small group of visitors around the historical center of Rome and telling them the stories they would never hear otherwise – stories about mysteries and legends that bring ancient streets to life. It was so much fun that one tour led to another, which led to Dark Rome operating not just in Rome, but also in the Vatican, Florence, Milan, Venice, and Naples. In about a decade we became one of the largest tour operators in Italy and then we decided to take on Paris and London.

Our goal was to change the playing field so we looked at what was already offered – crowded, formulaic tours led by guides with bad English and far too much time spent waiting in line. We set limits on group size, found the best tour guides with the best English (and now French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Italian), sought out the most reliable headphone and bus companies and brokered agreements to skip the lines to every major museum and monument.

Every year we have added to our list of services, inventing original tours and revising old favorites, with the aim of offering the most rounded view possible of not just Rome, but the rest of Italy too. Full-day tours such those from Rome to Tuscany, Pompeii, Capri and the Amalfi Coast (to name but a few), have allowed us to get off the beaten track, helping you to explore a little deeper.

Because we know this isn’t enough on its own, we read every review you send us and encourage you to do the same on our reviews page. More importantly, we make changes to our tours based on your recommendations so we are constantly evolving. Finally, we’re proud to have a Customer Care team team which is every bit as five star as our tours. They’ll be happy to help you customize your travel plans and will do everything in their power to ensure your visit goes as smoothly as it should.

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