The Dark Side of Rome by Bike

An unusual bike ride through the Rome - tracing evidence of the judicial history of the city, of the heretics, the Inquisition, and the Jewish people.

Overview

A tour in the Rome of the Inquisition, to find evidence of the judicial history of the city, with reference to heretics, executioners and Jewish people.

  • Available Tuesday to Saturday, upon request, at 10:00am
  • Meeting Point: Via di San Paolo alla Regola 33
  • Participants are requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour
  • Languages: English or Italian
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Minimum 2 people to be confirmed.
  • Maximum 10 participants per group.
Tour price includes:
  • Personal tour escort
  • City-bike rental (Olmo Margutta)
  • Security chain
  • Helmet
  • Entrance to the Museum of Criminology

Not included: beverages, ice cream, snacks.

Children: we have Mountain bikes available for children, as well as child seats for children up to 30 kg. of weight.

In case of rain, the tour will be canceled and the customer fully refunded. There is no refund if it starts to rain after the start of the tour.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel within 31 days before the booked date of the tour, you will be charged 10% of the total fee; if you cancel 30 to 0 days before the date, you will be charged 50% of the total fee. No reimbursements for clients arriving late, for clients who get separated from the group during the visit, or who do not complete the visit. In case of cancellation of a tour by the tour operator for reasons of force majeure, clients will only be reimbursed for the amount paid for the tour. Tour operator is not responsible for any additional costs in connection with the reimbursement.

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The Dark Side of Rome by Bike

A tour in the Rome of the Inquisition, to find evidence of the judicial history of the city, with reference to heretics, executioners and Jewish people.

During the bike tour we will discover events in the life of "Mastro Titta", who was the official executioner for the Papal States from 1796 to 1865. He oversaw 516 sentences during his service (torture and execution were his tasks). You'll also follow the traces of the noblewoman Beatrice Cenci (sentenced to death in front of Castel Sant'Angelo in the 17th century), Giordano Bruno (heretic burnt alive at Campo de Fiori) and Donna Olimpia (a Pope's secret lover and powerful Roman noble woman).

ITINERARY:

  • Via di San Paolo alla Regola 33
  • Former Jewish Ghetto
  • Church of San Giovanni Decollato
  • Tiber Island
  • Via Giulia (Criminology Museum)
  • Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia
  • Piazza del Santo
  • Uffizio (Vatican)
  • House of Mastro Titta
  • Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona
  • Piazza di Pasquino
  • Campo dei Fiori

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