Happy Halloween in Italy

Halloween, or All Saint’s Eve, is becoming a popular day for costume parties and events also in Italy. While the main Italian important and holy holidays are  All Saints Day on November 1 and All Souls Day on November 2, the celebrations for Halloween are spreading in many Italian regions.

Get prepared! Halloween costumes and decorations can be found in shops and costumes’ stores. Many children’s costume parties are mainly held during the day; in the evening many nightclubs, bars, and restaurants get crazy organising special Halloween costume parties and events.

Urban Trekking holds in different Italian cities some special All Saints Eve walks. These trips often  offer special visits under the moon and in the deepest dark to medieval castles and towers, creepy crypts and dungeons.In some cities you can find also children’s walks of the same kind during the afternoon.

Generally, Italy has several displays of mummies and bones in catacombs, churches, and crypts, not just for Halloween, but it is fun doing those kind of visits during this peculiar period.  But look after your children: these mummies have been naturally preserved and the display can be really a chilling and gloomy sight.

Do not forget that Italian amusement parks held special weekend events in October for Halloween. For instance, if you are near Lake Garda, pay a visit to Gardaland. The famous amusement park offers Magic Halloween, which includes  a ghostly and funny “spirits’ parade”!!! And if you go there dressed up in monster costumes, they will get you a reduced prices: check which is the weekends in October when the offer lasts!

Movieland has Rock’n Halloween every weekend in October and is open until midnight on Halloween night.

A few restaurants offer special dinners for Halloween with the pumpkins as a queen among the other ingredients. Delicious as always the Italian food, of course even at Halloween!!!

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