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All Saints' weekend 2021: weekend offers and ideas

This year luck is on our side: with November 1 on Friday, we can enjoy a long bridge to organize a little vacation. And what's better than going to discover places where the Halloween party or All Saints' Day are particularly felt? Between Italian and European locations, the proposals are many and all different from each other.
Here are some tips on how to spend the All Saints' weekend 2021, offers and weekend ideas.


Index

  1. Where to go in Italy
  2. Where to go in Europe
  3. User questions and comments

Where to go in Italy

1 - Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza

Let's start this list with our proposals with some special events that take place on the occasion of Halloween and All Saints, events organized in countries perhaps far from the most popular tourist routes, but which in this period are really worth a visit!
Starting with the Castelli del Ducato association, which brings together all the castles and fortresses that are located between Parma and Piacenza, allowing visitors to visit them at certain times of the year. We advise you to first check the events you would like to attend and to stay in the nearest city between Piacenza and Parma and to rent a car, so that you can move freely.
On Halloween and on all saints' day the events to participate in in this area are really many, for all tastes and for young and old: in the Scipione Castle of the Marquises Pallavicino the "Halloween in the millenary castle: by candlelight in the magical night" is held; in the Castle of Rivalta "the castle of horrors"; at the Castello di Varano De 'Melegari "Halloween: Sherlock Holmes and the art of crime" and many others.




  • Info: there are so many events and different types; to stay informed about all the available events, in which castle they are held and the relative costs, we advise you to check the event calendar on the official website of the Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza by clicking here
  • you will have to arrive with your flight in Milan and from there take the direct train or to Piacenza (ticket cost € 6,70) or Parma (ticket cost € 11,10) - starting from € 70,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 200,00 per person -
  • Parma classic walking tour Parma: private walking tour with local guide Parma to eat: establishments, tastings and lunch

2 - Castle of Castrocaro, Forlì

Even the Castle of Castrocaro, in the province of Forlì, is preparing for this festival. On the occasion of All Saints' Night, the castle will turn into "Castle of the Mysteries" and you can visit it at night, with only the light of your torches. Get ready to meet the souls and ghosts of the people who once frequented the castle during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance!
From 20pm until late at night you will have the opportunity to walk through the meanders of the ancient castle, in search of spirits, and together with witches and elves who will entertain you with their spells and spells. Moreover, the castle wine shop is transformed into the "Taverna dei Misteri" and here you can taste traditional Tuscan Romagna dishes.



  • Info: for more information, you can consult the page of the Pro Loco di Castrocaro, organizer of the event, by clicking here
  • you will have to arrive with your flight in Bologna and from there take the direct train to Forlì (ticket cost € 6,00) - starting from € 80,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 170,00 per person -

3 - Triora, Liguria

Triora is a great destination to celebrate Halloween! It is located in the hinterland of Liguria, in the province of Imperia, near the border with France. It is a small village of medieval origin and here, again in the Middle Ages, several women were killed because they were accused of being witches. Here you will find an interesting museum of witchcraft and on October 31 and November 1 the city celebrates Halloween and All Saints' Day with many events and initiatives, which include small shows, shamanic rites, fireworks and many events dedicated to children, all in disguise!

  • Info: the party lasts two days, starts on the morning of October 31, with markets, workshops and workshops for children to adults, concerts and shows and ends on the evening of November 1
  • you will have to arrive with your flight in Genoa, and from there reach the city by renting a car, as there are no connections with public transport - starting from € 110,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 80,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 280,00 per person -

4 - Borgo a Mozzano, Tuscany

In Tuscany there is only one capital of Halloween and terror: Borgo a Mozzano. Located in the Serchio Valley, on the banks of the river of the same name, in the province of Lucca, this small town since 1993 it has organized a whole series of events for Halloween, the Halloween Celebration. The night of the 31st is the day where the celebrations reach their peak, with smettacoli, shows and fireworks. There is no shortage of zombie parades or role-playing games with vampires, the so-called "Black Night". On this night the Legend of Dawn is also relived, a noblewoman of Lucca who sacrificed her lovers to the devil to always remain young and beautiful.



  • Info: admission to the Halloween Celebration costs € 12,00 full price, € 10,00; all scheduled shows are included in the entrance ticket, except the "Passage of Horror", which costs € 10,00 more; the events are so many and take place over several days, to stay up to date we advise you to consult the official website by clicking here
  • you will have to arrive with your flight in Pisa and from there take the direct train to Borgo a Mozzano (ticket cost € 5,80) - starting from € 60,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 80,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 300,00 per person -

5 - Orsara di Puglia, Puglia

Are you not particularly interested in the Halloween party or you don't feel it is yours? Don't worry, we recommend that you visit Orsara di Puglia, in the province of Foggia. Here Halloween is not celebrated, but the night of November 1st, dedicated to All Saints.
Every year, during the day and all night of November 1st, old traditions are brought back to life. With the recurrence of the Fuocacoste and Cocce Priatorje, theancient tradition of sharing food on the street, by the fire: every family in Orsara di Puglia lights a bonfire and organizes a banquet to share with all friends and relatives. In addition, for those who decide to visit the city on this occasion, many shows by street artists, concerts and processions are organized.

  • Info: participation in the events is free; to stay updated on the events organized every year, you can consult the official Facebook page of the event by clicking here
  • you will have to arrive with your flight in Bari and from there take the train to Foggia, where change and take the direct train to Orsara di Puglia (total ticket cost € 12,20) - starting from € 60,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 300,00 per person -

6 - Rome, Lazio

If you do not have the opportunity or the opportunity to reach all the places mentioned so far, don't worry, even the big cities organize many shows and events during Halloween.

Starting from the Italian captale Rome! The events are really many and are organized throughout the city and its surroundings!
Starting from the theme parks, such as that of Zoomarine, in Pomezia, where horror paths are organized for children and the "Maximum terror" path for adults, or the Rianbow Magicland, which from 13 to 31 October organizes themed shows and paths of the fear.
In the city, however, there is really plenty of choice, each venue organizes a different event, starting from bars to discos, with precise dress codes and parties that last all night!

  • Info: at Zoomarine, children from 100 to 130 cm in height and dressed in masks enter for free, for more information visit the official website; Rainbow Magicland on the occasion of Halloween provide a special rate of € 14,90 for those who enter from 18:00 and provide access to all attractions, for more information consult the official website; to stay updated on all the events in the city of Rome, we advise you to consult the official website of the Halloween Rome holiday
  • starting from € 70,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 300,00 per person -
  • Rome: Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Ossuary Visit Rome's Dark Side Tour: Facts, Legends and Mysteries Official Angels and Demons Tour: The Way of Enlightenment

7 - Naples, Campania

Certainly, discovering underground Naples during Halloween will have a completely different effect! In addition, on the evening of 31st events are organized in every corner, both in clubs and in discos, where you can dance in disguise until the morning of November 1st. And here the day of All Saints is deeply felt.

And these days you will have to add another dessert to the list of Neapolitan goodness to taste: we are talking about Torrone dei Morti, a typical Neapolitan dessert prepared on the occasion of the Feast of All Saints and the Dead. Tradition has it that on this day the tables must be full of food to welcome the dead who come to visit from the afterlife and there are also those who set the table and leave a free seat at the table, just to welcome the spirits of those who are not there. it's more. All beautiful traditions that you will discover if you decide to visit Naples in this period.

  • Info: if you are looking for some particular event on Halloween night, we advise you to consult the official website of this Halloween Naples holiday
  • starting from € 60,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 270,00 per person -
  • Naples: Vesuvius National Archaeological Museum audio guide ticket: tour with wine tasting and lunch from Naples Royal Palace of Caserta: priority entrance ticket

8 - Venice, Veneto

Among the big cities, Venice, in the north east of Italy, in Veneto, cannot be missing.
Venice is already its own one of the most mysterious cities, full of legends. Like that of Palazzo Ca Dario, where its owners or tenants have always died suddenly and in a violent way. Among the most particular and heartfelt legends there are also those of The ghost of the gardens of the Biennale, the baker of San Marco, the cursed palace, the worn column of the Doge's Palace and the legend of Sant'Elena. The Scariest time of year could be the perfect time to explore and discover the city.

And after Halloween night, between parties and shows organized in clubs and discos, you can spend the remaining days visiting one of the most beautiful cities in Italy and maybe organize your itinerary retracing all the places of the aforementioned legends.

  • Info: to stay updated on all the events, we advise you to consult the Facebook page Halloween Venice, which in addition to Halloween offers all the events that take place in the city
  • starting from € 100,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 300,00 per person -
  • Venice: Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio Food and Wine Tour St Mark's Campanile: Skip-the-Line Ticket Venice: Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

9 - Gardaland, Veneto

And certainly, speaking of Halloween, we cannot fail to mention the two of the most famous amusement parks in Italy! Starting from Gardaland, in Castelnuovo del Garda in Veneto, which comes to life during the month of October Gardaland Magic Halloween, full of themed shows and events.
Every weekend from 5 October to 3 November Gardaland will show its scariest side and on 31 October it will remain open until midnight for a huge event together with radio RTL 102.5, media partner of the event. Friday 11th, 18th and 25th October become "Fridays of Fear", with Zombie Escape Walk, Monstrous Flash Mob, Horrorock Show and much more! On these days the park will remain open until 23pm.
These events are suitable for everyone. And you, you are ready to have fun between rides and themed shows?

  • Info: on the night of October 31st Gardaland will remain open until midnight; to stay up to date on all events, to check the entrance fee (which varies according to different packages) and the opening hours day by day, we recommend that you consult the official Gardaland website
  • you will have to arrive with your flight in Verona and from there take the direct train to Castelnuovo del Garda (total ticket cost € 2,70) - starting from € 90,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 250,00 per person -
  • Gardaland: priority entrance ticket Gardaland and SEA LIFE: priority entrance ticket

10 - Mirabilandia, Emilia Romagna

And if we have just talked about Gardaland, we absolutely cannot forget Mirabilandia, the largest amusement park in Italy.
Here too, on the occasion of Halloween, the park is transformed and welcomes its visitors with many shows and themed shows with special opening hours. You can enter this scary world every weekend from October 5th to November 3rd, October 31st and November 1st. Furthermore, by purchasing an entrance ticket, the second day is free. You can participate in different experiences and festivals and on the site you can see all the events organized by choosing from the sections "Halloween the thrill for adults and children", "Halloween Horror Festival" and "Halloween Extreme Horror Experience". And you, you are brave enough to choose the endless nightmare of the Extreme Horro Experience?

  • To do : to stay up to date on all events, to check the entrance fee (which varies according to different packages) and the opening hours day by day
  • you will have to arrive with your flight in Bologna and from there take the direct train to Ravenna (ticket cost € 7,35) - starting from € 70,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 300,00 per person -

Where to go in Europe

1 - London, England

If you are thinking of spending the bridge outside Europe, the first destination we recommend is absolutely London! Here this holiday, as in America, is very much felt! IS in the city you will find hundreds of different events. There is a lot to do and see even for the little ones: from October 17th to November 5th the Brick or Treat at Legoland Windsor; from 27 September to 10 November Harry Potter's Dark Arts - Warner Bros Studio; from 19 to 31 October the Boo at the Zoo, where they will bring carving pumpkins and participate in a whole range of activities.

Obviously there is no shortage of events for the older ones, including some really scary like the London Dungeon - "The Home of Halloween", "London Bridge Experience - Phobophobia" or the "Ghost Bus Tour - Bus of Terror".
It is absolutely impossible to list all the events, but for sure the fun won't be missing!

  • Info: the organized events are so many, impossible to list them all; each has its own timetables and entrance tickets, and there is not even a site that collects them all, but you can search and find out on official sites such as Time Out
  • starting from € 60,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 450,00 per person -
  • London Pass: Access to 80+ Attractions London: River Thames Boat Ride and Ghost Tour From London: Stonehenge Half-Day Tour

2 - Transylvania, Romania

Since Halloween is the time of witches, black magic, werewolves, mummies and monsters, how about going in search of a vampire? Certainly, there is no better time to go to discovery of Transylvania and Dracula's Castle!
Between dark nights, fog and woods, you will really feel like you have ended up in a vampire movie.

And of course, both at Dracula's Castle and throughout Transylvania there is no shortage of events to celebrate Halloween, just find the one that suits you best!

  • Info: the Halloween Party at Bran Castle is held on November 2 at Dracula's Castle; for all information you can consult the official website of the Castle
  • starting from € 50,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 30,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 300,00 per person -
  • Transylvania: Halloween Party at Bran Castle Bucharest: 3-Day Halloween Transylvania Tour From Bucharest: Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour

3 - Prague, Czech Republic

Prague does not celebrate Halloween, but the November 2 is the Day of the Dead (Dušičky), also called the Commemoration of all faithful departed. During this day, the cemeteries are visited and the graves are decorated with fresh flowers and candles, with the aim of illuminating the souls of the dead. We recommend a visit to the cemeteries of Olšany, Vinohrady and Vyšehrad which with all the candles lit offer a very suggestive landscape.

Despite Halloween is not an official holiday, there is no shortage of events! Between tours of terror in the dark alleys and the most hidden corners of the city, masquerades, parties in clubs and discos, themed fairs, pumpkin carving workshops and shows for children, you will surely find the right event for you for spend the scariest night of the year in an unforgettable way!

  • Info: the organized events are so many, impossible to list them all; each has its own timetables and entrance tickets; definitely worth mentioning is the Zombie Run on October 26th
  • starting from € 60,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + X days / X nights from € 300,00 per person -
  • Prague ghosts and legends tour Treasures of Prague: walking and bus tour Prague: Castle and Old Town walking tour

4 - Dublin, Ireland

Spending Halloween in Ireland, Dublin, certainly has its charm! This party, in fact, is very much felt: you will see children and adults disguised as witches, sorcerers, vampires and monsters intent on doing "trick or treating", or what we know as "trick or treat?".
The colors of this night are black and orange, the city is full of pumpkins turned into lanterns, here called Jack O'Lantern andn all the places are organized many themed parties.

Also, on the streets another occasion is also celebrated, the Celtic New Year or Samhain, which celebrates the end of the harvest and therefore the arrival of winter. Taking part in the festivities will surely help you learn more about the fascinating Irish culture!

  • Info: the events organized are so many and in different locations in the city, it is impossible to list them all each has its own timetables and entrance tickets, and there is not even a site that collects them all, but you can search and find out on official sites such as Dublin Visitor Center
  • starting from € 80,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 400,00 per person -
  • Dublin: Ghostbus Guinness Storehouse Ghost Tour: Skip-the-Line Ticket & Free Pint Glendalough & Wicklow Half-Day Tour from Dublin

5 - Edinburgh, Scotland

Not everyone knows, but Edinburgh is there most haunted city in all of Scotland! And this alone is a valid reason to organize a short trip to the city during the scariest time of the year!
If that's not enough for you, there are many other reasons that make Edinburgh a perfect city for Halloween:magical atmosphere but at the same eerie created by the fog that often invades its narrow cobbled alleys and stone houses; the many cemeteries, always open to be visited; the ghosts that haunt the city and all the legends related to them.

He events that will make your night even more frightening are certainly not lacking: starting with the Celtic New Year celebrations, as in Ireland, and then the celebration of the pagan Samhuinn Fire Festival, not to forget the many tours organized to go in search of ghosts and to visit haunted places, to events for the little ones.

  • Info: the organized events are so many, impossible to list them all, but we can mention "Spirit Fest: Celebrate Halloween with Spirits", "The Rocky Halloween Show", "Halloween: staying Alive with Five" or "Annasach's Hallowe'en Ceilidh"; each has its own timetables and entrance tickets, and there is not even a site that collects them all, but you can search and find out on official sites such as What's on Edinburgh
  • starting from € 120,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + X days / X nights from € 400,00 per person -
  • Edinburgh: Spooky Underground Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Discovery Tour: Tour from Edinburgh St Andrews & Fife Villages Tour from Edinburgh

6 - Stockholm, Sweden

The Nordic capitals also have their own traditions, and Stockholm could be a great destination for your short trip as well to find out how these cities celebrate the day of the dead.

Also in this case, as in Prague, Halloween is not celebrated with themed parties, pumpkins and monster costumes, but yes they light thousands of candles in the Skogskyrkogården cemetery in memory of those who are no longer there. the Skogskyrkogården was built in 1917 and is located right in the middle of ancient trees, a feature that has allowed it to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This tradition is always held on first Saturday of November, the day when people visit their deceased loved ones and decorate their tombs with pine garlands and candles.

  • Info: to stay up to date on all events, such as the great Halloween parade held on November 2nd from 15:30 pm to 18:30 pm, we recommend that you consult the official Stockholm Halloween website
  • starting from € 130,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + X days / X nights from € 300,00 per person -
  • Stockholm: History and Ghost Walking Tour Stockholm Old Town Walking Tour T Stockholm Archipelago: Guided Cruise

7 - Brussels, Belgium

You will be surprised to know that Ostend, located on the Belgian coast, is there the country's quintessential Halloween city! Here, in fact, the celebrations begin well in advance, even before in America or in other European cities: as early as October 1st you will be able to see the streets and shop windows of the decorated premises and participate in the various events that are organized.

If you have already visited Brussels then we advise you to organize a day trip or in any case to stop in Ostend, on the coast of Belgium, is the the country's quintessential Halloween city. Here, in fact, the celebrations begin well in advance, even before in America or in other European cities: already from 1 October you will be able to see the streets and shop windows of the decorated rooms and participate in the various events that are organized

  • Info: to stay updated on all the events including clubs, tours and events that take place in Brussels on Halloween, you can consult the official website of Visit Brussels
  • for Brussels from € 80,00 -; if you want to visit Ostend for the occasion you can take the direct train from Brussels (ticket cost € 18,80)
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + X days / X nights from € 400,00 per person -
  • Brussels: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour Brussels: Chocolate Tasting Tour Grand City Tour of Brussels

8 - Cologne, Germany

Another German destination that is perfect for organizing your bridge is Cologne. In addition to being easily visited in 3/4 days, it is perfect for traveling with children. In addition, it is a very old city, with origins dating back to the Roman Empire, and its streets are full of mysteries and legends!

Take part in one of the many tours that are organized in Cologne, follow your guide as he will lead you to discover the most mysterious secrets and the scariest legends behind this city, such as the story of the "heads of the 11.000 virgins", those that run on San Materno in Cologne, or that of Die Heinzelmännchen zu Köln. In short, Cologne is a city to discover and Halloween is one of the best times to do it!

  • Info: the proposed tours start from € 12,00 per person and we advise you to book in advance; to stay updated on the events that the city organizes, you can consult the official website
  • starting from € 80,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 350,00 per person -
  • Cologne: Special Halloween Torchlight Tour Cologne: Halloween and Walpurgis Night Costume Tour Cologne: Ghost Tour in German

9 - Disneyland Paris, France

If we have recommended Gardaland and Mirabilandia for Italy, we certainly cannot mention Disneyland Paris, in France.
Here too, on the occasion of Halloween, the park is transformed and welcomes its visitors with many shows and themed events. From 29 September the atmosphere will change, becoming much scarier, and will last until 3 November.

The streets of the amusement park will be invaded by Disney villains and you can choose whether to take their side for a night! Have fun at Mickey's Halloween party, step into a new dimension and get lost admiring the Disney Illuminations show. Fun is guaranteed to everyone, young and old!

  • Info: to stay up to date on all events, to check the entrance fee (which varies according to different packages) and the opening hours day by day, we recommend that you consult the official website of the event
  • starting from € 60,0 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 350,00 per person -
  • Paris: Day Trip with Cruise from Disneyland Disneyland Paris: Multi-Day Admission Ticket Paris Catacombs: Skip-the-Line Ticket with Audio Guide

10 - Europark, Germany

Finally, as a last destination, we recommend another amusement park, this time in Germany: we are talking about Europark, the second largest in Europe. It is located in the town of Rust, near the border with France,
Here too, from 28 September to 3 November, the atmosphere becomes magical and dark at the same time, witches, zombies, vampires and monsters invade the streets of the amusement park and all of them are decorated with a theme, with pumpkins and cobwebs. Obviously there is no lack of themed shows and parades and rides created ad hoc for the event, to entertain both adults and children. If you are brave, you absolutely cannot skip theHorror Nights - Traumatic, which will put even the hardest ones in trouble.

  • Info: to stay up to date on all events, to check the entrance fee (which varies according to different packages) and the opening hours day by day, we recommend that you consult the official website of the event
  • you will have to arrive with your flight in Stuttgart and from there take the means of transport to Rust starting from € 80,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 150,00 per room -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 4 days / 3 nights from € 600,00 per person -
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