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‘Witches have ceased to exist when we have ceased to burn them’ wrote Voltaire, but in Rome witchcraft has been known since ancient times. The ‘Lex Cornelia de Sicariis et veneficiis’ the Roman law explicitly forbidding magical practices. But it wasn’t until the dark ages when witches and practicing witchcraft started to increase. San Bernardino da Siena completed numerous exercisms and for 15 days preached against the practices, burning the symbols in Campidoglio. Roman witches included numerous women, including the famous; the influential sister in law of Pope Innocent X Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphili, Costanza De Cupis, Christian of Sweden to the most popular streghe di San Giovanni.
You'll start at
Castel Sant'Angelo
Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, ItalyIn front of the entrance of Castel Sant'Angelo
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  • 1
    Piazza del Campidoglio
    Stop: 50 minutes -
    Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will show you around the streets of Rome by Campidoglio visiting the important sites about witches and learning the importance of them at Christmas time
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You'll end at
Castel Sant'Angelo
Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, ItalyIn front of the entrance of Castel Sant'Angelo
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Important Information
Departure Point
Castel Sant'Angelo, Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional, private guide
  • All forms of food and drink
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Italian
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