Miami tour operator Diego Caiola is launching the Versace Murder Tour, a two-hour walking tour of the area’s South Beach devoted to the life and murder of Gianni Versace, the renowned fashion designer who was gunned down outside his mansion by Andrew Cunanan on July 15, 1997, reports the Miami Herald. Cunanan, a spree killer who only weeks before was put on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, killed himself eight days later.
”People stop at the Versace steps and take pictures. But, they don’t always know the history or what happened,” Caiola says. The excursion costs $15-$25. Some cringe at the thought of a Versace Murder Tour. Dona Zemo, a preservationist and longtime resident who works at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Visitors Center, said, “What a horrible idea!”