27.10.2012 - 01.11.2012
Full of festivals, feasts and ghost tours, Halloween has become a “must” even in Italy. In recent years, many are the events and activities for experiencing a night of legends and mysteries, and this year is no exception.
The initiative “Waiting for Halloween at the Museum” will take place at the Civic Museum of Rovereto on Sunday, October 28th: films, workshops and a night tour are all included. Meanwhile, Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera will hold didactic workshops entitled “Halloween Special: Pumpkins and Skulls” on Saturday, October 27th. Also in the Lombard Capital on All Hallows’ Eve is a slumber party at the National Museum of Science and Technology, where guests can enjoy an exciting programme for families with children between the ages of six and ten.
In Soncino, in the Province of Cremona, a grass-roots organization that promotes the town is offering up the itinerary “Halloween: The Night of Mysteries,” in which gastronomy, mysteries, legends and tales are the essential ingredients of the evening.
In Veneto, the Region has again organized the annual Veneto: Spettacoli di Mistero, revisiting ancient legends of the territory in various of its most beautiful and mysterious piazzas, villas, theatres, castles, and gardens.
In Triora, then (Province of Imola), Autunnonero has programmed special events such as its Ghost Tour Trior that will see the debut of three storytellers that will guide audiences through the folklore and legends of the “Borgo of the Witches.” Those in and around Turin can choose to spend Halloween Night at the Egyptian Museum or in the architectonic complex of Cavallerizza Reale (Turin’s Repertory Theatre), transformed into a haunted house for its celebrations.
Comacchio, a village on the Po River Delta, will become a frighteningly fun locality, with countless games and offerings for both children and adults, while in Venzone (Udine Province), the traditional Pumpkin Festival will abound with music, jugglers, fire-eaters, knights, and ladies of nobility.
The Ca del Monte Astronomical Observatory in Pavia is the setting for "Halloween under the Stars" – expect tales of folklore, space monsters and costumes!
Livorno boasts an alternative way to celebrate “trick-or-treat,” i.e. visiting the city aboard a ferry, alongside some very strange passengers: witches, vampires and monsters that will terrify you with their scary stories.
Viterbo, the Pope’s summer residence, will host Halloween in a unique atmosphere, utilizing the city’s hidden and subterranean streets. Finally, the Campanian Capital has organized “Naples: A Ghost in Every Alley, a haunted walking tour through a Naples that is full of mystery and far from the everyday.