31st October can mean only one thing. Ghosts, ghouls and sweets – its Halloween!
In Italy the main celebration is 1st November, All Saints Day, while 2nd November is All Souls day however the custom of Halloween has not escaped Italy and you will be pleased to know that Tuscany has embraced the spookiness of Halloween!
Florence has heaps to do on 31st October. In the city centre there is a scary night time walking tour where you listen to medieval ghost stories and wander through mysterious alleyways while taking in the amazing architecture around you. Starting at 8pm, it is a fun event for all the family to enjoy.
Also that day at the Ferragamo Museum in Florence, a fancy dress competition for children is held where home-made costumes are judged, with the most original winning a prize. For the more active amongst you, why not take part in a fun run (5kms or 3kms for families) with your fellow zombies in Cascine Park. It is free to participate and a make-up artist can perfect your monster make-up before you set off!
Siena also gets a spooky vibe on Halloween. On 31st October the restaurants offer delicious street food as this also when the “Strade Gialle” (Yellow Streets) festival takes place. From the end of October to the start of November there is a carnival atmosphere everywhere. The Siena Art Photo Travel Festival also takes place at this time so prepare to be wowed by fantastic photos to inspire future travels.
If you are visiting Lucca between the end of October and the start of November the town holds a host of events including zombie walks, workshops and films. Lucca Comics and Games festival will also be on so find something that suits you, relax and enjoy the fun!
So polish your fangs, pack your broom and dust down those devil horns as they will be required on your visit to Cignella. If you have not made a reservation yet, then it’s not too late, just check availability as we still have some rooms left. A stay at this time of year is certainly a treat and we are looking forward to spooking….sorry greeting you!
See you soon