Devil’s Bridge
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Halloween events in Tuscany

The end of October can only mean one thing, Halloween is approaching!

Here are 11 fun Halloween themed activities to do if you happen to be in the Tuscan region during this season.
Enjoy them with us!

Florence city center

On October 31st enjoy a night-time walking tour around Florence visiting the very sites mentioned in Dan Brown’s Inferno novels. This walking tour promises an action packed night with ghost stories, medieval ghosts and plenty of art history.

On the same day, the Ferragamo Museum in Florence is holding a dress up competition for kids aged 7-11, costumes should be created at home and inspired by a work of art. The most original costumes will win a prize. Entry is free.

Zombies and ghost are called to take part in the first edition of the Halloween Run. This funny and healthy event in the “Cascine” Park will cover 5 kilometers (3 kilometers for families) starting from Piazzale della Piscina Le Pavoniere at 7:00 pm. Runners are free to participate in disguise and the best costumes will be awarded. A make up artist will transform your children into monsters and witches.

Scarperia (Firenze area)

Held in a small town just outside of Florence, this is an ideal event for the kids, consisting of a treasure hunt in the Scarperia palace tower, where the children will search for clues and find hidden treasures.

The event lasts 1.5 hours and costs 3 euros.

Siena Area

Autumn offers us a delicious horn of plenty, full of tuscan pleasures, especially on All Saint’s eve. In fact, on October 31st the streets of Siena will be animated by many restaurants offering delicious street foods. It’s “Strade Gialle” (Yellow Streets) the new event added to the calendar of activities starting from the end of October and going on until the first days of November. This period will be dedicated to the 13th edition of the Urban Trekking venture and to the opening of Siena Art Photo Travel Festival, featuring thousands of images collected in ten different expositions. In occasion of Halloween the organization will propose a special menu based on pumpkins and sweets.

For those wanting something out in the countryside, head to the Siena Chianti region to the Halloween event at Meleto Castle. On October 31st the castle will host a “fright night” starting at 8pm including a tour of the dungeons and a Halloween themed aperitivo.

Lucca city centre

Between the 28th and 1st November, Lucca holds a whole host of events including zombie walks, meetings, workshops and films. 

Lucca Comics and Games, suitable for adults and children alike, is the largest comics festival in Europe and the second biggest in the world.

Take a look at the program to find activities you may like!

 

Lucca Comics and Games
Lucca Comics and Games - Credit: Mauro Tiger MTigerPhotographer
Borgo a Mozzano (Lucca)

Head to the village of Borgo a Mozzano in Lucca between the 29th and 31st October to experience their Halloween celebrations.

What can you expect? Well a lot, think monsters and ghouls, role plays and concerts all held on the Ponte della Maddalena, known as “The Devil’s Bridge”.

According to legend the stone mason who built the bridge realised he would not be able to complete it alone so he sought the help of the Devil who agreed – at the cost of the soul of the first person who crossed the bridge.

Vicopisano (Pisa)

On October 31st VicoHalloween is back to Vicopisano, with lot of fun for kids along the narrow streets of the Medieval town. 

Shows, readings, games and snacks from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

 

 

Livorno

Over in Livorno take a tour on the Marco Polo boat along the Medici Canals. On October 30 there will be a special trip for kids hosted by guides dressed as witches, monsters and ghosts.

Kids are invited to the Museum of Natural History (Museo di Storia Naturale) in Livorno: they’ll be able to spend an entire night together with two frightening witches and will sleep in the suggestive Sea Room.

In the morning they’ll be served with a special breakfast to end an unconventional and exciting adventure (info at: www.itinera.info).

Livorno in Battello - A tour on the Marco Polo boat
Livorno in Battello - A tour on the Marco Polo boat - Credit: Itinera
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