“The Notte Nera, “Black Night” is back in Castel di Ieri hosted in its historic centre. A party for all tastes and all ages, from 14.00 to midnight. There will be the opportunity to trek and visit places rich in local history and culture, enjoy some wonderful local dishes on your return as well as some music at the evening concert!
Our superb 24-hour guide to Serramonacesca is written by two locals, Jacqui Mathews Price and Cece Camara, who run Kokopelli Camping and the Casa Olivia farmhouse rental and who have lived in the town for over a decade
On the scariest night of the year, put on your scariest disguise and come and visit the Roccascalegna castle at night!
Schiavi di Abruzzo (Chieti) is hosting its traditional, “Le casette degli Angeli” (The houses of the Angels). Children are encouraged to build with their Mothers a miniature house using recycled materials that can house a small votive lamp dedicated to a recently deceased loved one.
Serramoncesca, PE, L’Aneme de Le Morte begin their Celebrations on the 31st of October and run through to the 1st of November. the eve of ‘Il Giorno dei Morti’, (Day of the Dead). It’s a fun, very atmospheric celebration that takes Abruzzese rites and customs with a hint of Halloween for a very traditional celebration ready for ‘i Morti’ on the 2nd of November that remembers deceased members of the family.
La Notte Delle Lumère n.5, in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, is an evening event that weaves you through the medieval streets, accompanied by donkeys, music, and tales that step back in time to hear and experience how the traditional ‘New Year’, the Capetièmpe, was celebrated by the farming community in its celebrations between 31st October and San Martino day.
If you are seeking a lavish Halloween experience on a heritage farm, a visit to Fattoria Valle Magica could be just what you need to give the kids an activity-filled spooky day in Abruzzo
From how pumpkins were used symbolically in days gone by in Abruzzo to the most delicious autumn recipe for a rich Pumpkin and Smoked Scamorza Cheese Tart!
Abruzzo’s traditional New Year was known as ‘Capetiempe’ & loosely spanned the nights of 31st October through to the 11th November. Through a local folk tale, Favole e Leggende d’Abruzzo explores this time of death and rebirth, practiced in many areas of Abruzzo till just after the 2nd World War
Here’s our Halloween trail of where to take the kids in Abruzzo for the 31st of October, but also the pick of the better-known events for adults who’d like to experience Abruzzo’s traditional events outside the family that centre around the night of Ognissanti