A mysterious side of the country: ghost tours in Italy

A mysterious side of the country: ghost tours in Italy
Legends, traditions and popular culture play a very important role in the history of the country. A lot of stories are linked to mysterious anecdotes and they are sometimes kept alive through museums, places to visit or tours.
When visiting Italy, traditional art and classic monuments are conventionally the most required destinations during the journey. Few people take into account the opportunity to live the country from a more out-of-the-ordinary perspective; all those who believe that the country does not hide an unveiled side and everything is taken for granted are wrong.
Mysterious facts and gloomier and spookier legends are often associated to different towns all over the Italian territory. Here are some tours that you can do to know the most hidden side of some famous Italian towns.
Venice
When the night comes and darkness goes down, Venice shows even more its mysterious aspect. The town has already an inner melancholic and enigmatic angle during the day but it is intensified at night when not only romanticism is felt in the air but also mystery.                                                                                                                                  The town’s canals have much to tell about ghosts that are told to be haunting the laguna and streets together with monsters and vampires.
People who were killed or imprisoned and bad treated, whose memories are kept in the street of the Assassins, women and men who were rejected and abandoned from their lovers are said to wonder in the streets of the town whose stories have been passed on from older generations to younger generations. Marco Polo’s wife legend is one of the most famous ones. The explorer was said to have fallen in love with the daughter of the emperor of China Kublai Khan and they got married. After several years of travelling, they returned to Venice where she was not able to bear the differences with local inhabitants and she locked herself in the house singing. She was then imprisoned by one of Marco Polo’s sisters and decided to throw herself out of the window into the water. Today the legend says that a melody can be heard while a figure floats in the sky at night.
Several excursions and walking tours are organized in Venice and they usually last around two hours during which you will be guided across the most hidden corners of the town to find out the tales of the inhabitants that lived the town a long time ago and discover more about its buildings and less known symbols.
Turin ghost tour
The Turin ghost tour is an event organized in October. It is a real appointment for all those who like spooky events during which a visit among the mysterious legends and streets of the town are discovered.
The town is said to be inhabited by a lot of witches but also ghosts linked to old tales seem to invade the town in some parts of palaces and courtyards. The Eastern part is known for its spooky presence of ectoplasms  that attract a lot of people interested in the paranormal field from all over Europe. Apart from the single event, other tours are organized all over the year and they often include  dinner or appetizer in the price.
Genoa
A well-established appointment is the one organized by the town of Genoa where a whole event turns around ghosts and spooky characters. The ghost tour usually takes place in June and shows are held in more than 15 squares. A treasure hunt takes place in the town to discover the ghost legends hidden in the most remote streets and people participate for free.
Moreover, musicals in honor of ancient legends based on the presence of ghosts still living the town animate the town during this unusual festival in which people of all age take part.
A less known aspect of Italy is what a lot of people want to discover. Not only famous monuments and traditional historic events but also legends and tales are a part of Italian culture. Going on a ghost tour is the occasion to visit and know something different belonging to Italian popular culture and a way to see something new when visiting a town more than once.
Legends, traditions and popular culture play a very important role in the history of the country. A lot of stories are linked to mysterious anecdotes and they are sometimes kept alive through museums, places to visit or tours.
When visiting Italy, traditional art and classic monuments are conventionally the most required destinations during the journey. Few people take into account the opportunity to live the country from a more out-of-the-ordinary perspective; all those who believe that the country does not hide an unveiled side and everything is taken for granted are wrong.
Mysterious facts and gloomier and spookier legends are often associated to different towns all over the Italian territory. Here are some tours that you can do to know the most hidden side of some famous Italian towns.
 
Venice
When the night comes and darkness goes down, Venice shows even more its mysterious aspect. The town has already an inner melancholic and enigmatic angle during the day but it is intensified at night when not only romanticism is felt in the air but also mystery.The town’s canals have much to tell about ghosts that are told to be haunting the laguna and streets together with monsters and vampires.
People who were killed or imprisoned and bad treated, whose memories are kept in the street of the Assassins, women and men who were rejected and abandoned from their lovers are said to wonder in the streets of the town whose stories have been passed on from older generations to younger generations. Marco Polo’s wife legend is one of the most famous ones. The explorer was said to have fallen in love with the daughter of the emperor of China Kublai Khan and they got married. After several years of travelling, they returned to Venice where she was not able to bear the differences with local inhabitants and she locked herself in the house singing. She was then imprisoned by one of Marco Polo’s sisters and decided to throw herself out of the window into the water. Today the legend says that a melody can be heard while a figure floats in the sky at night.
Several excursions and walking tours are organized in Venice and they usually last around two hours during which you will be guided across the most hidden corners of the town to find out the tales of the inhabitants that lived the town a long time ago and discover more about its buildings and less known symbols.
Turin ghost tour
The Turin ghost tour is an event organized in October. It is a real appointment for all those who like spooky events during which a visit among the mysterious legends and streets of the town are discovered.
The town is said to be inhabited by a lot of witches but also ghosts linked to old tales seem to invade the town in some parts of palaces and courtyards. The Eastern part is known for its spooky presence of ectoplasms  that attract a lot of people interested in the paranormal field from all over Europe. Apart from the single event, other tours are organized all over the year and they often include  dinner or appetizer in the price.
Genoa
A well-established appointment is the one organized by the town of Genoa where a whole event turns around ghosts and spooky characters. The ghost tour usually takes place in June and shows are held in more than 15 squares. A treasure hunt takes place in the town to discover the ghost legends hidden in the most remote streets and people participate for free.
Moreover, musicals in honor of ancient legends based on the presence of ghosts still living the town animate the town during this unusual festival in which people of all age take part.
A less known aspect of Italy is what a lot of people want to discover. Not only famous monuments and traditional historic events but also legends and tales are a part of Italian culture. Going on a ghost tour is the occasion to visit and know something different belonging to Italian popular culture and a way to see something new when visiting a town more than once.