Halloween in Rome

The ghoulish festival of Hallowe’en, still a slightly foreign concept in Rome, is becoming more popular each year with younger Italians.

There are fancy dress parties on the night of 31 October at many of the city’s expat pubs such as Finnegan’s on Via Leonina 66, Fiddler's Elbow on Via dell'Olmata 43, and Scholars Lounge on Via del Plebiscito 101/b. 

The Irish Club of Rome has organised two events: a children's fancy dress party at the Druid's Den pub on Via di S. Martino ai Monti 28, from 18.00-19.00 on 31 October, and a post-Hallowe'en full Irish breakfast at 12.30 on 1 November at the Old Marconi on Via S. Prassede 9/c.
 
On 31 October the Circolo degli Artisti club on Via Casilina Vecchia 42 is holding a Screamadelica party, while Atlantico Live on Viale dell'Oceano Atlantico 271/d is hosting a Monster Jam with Dubfire and HardRock sofa. There is an Angels and Demons party at La Cabala club on Via dei Soldati 25/c; a Halloween Disco Party at Fashion Bar in Piazza Antonio Meucci 4 in EUR; a party at Royal Art Cafe in Piazza del Colosseo 1; and a Dama Bianca del Lago Maledetto party at Jet Set in Piazza Umberto Elia Terracina in EUR.

The Hard Rock Cafe on Via Veneto 62 is organising an I Want Candy trick or treat party, from 20.00. Eataly at Ostiense station is holding a Hallowe'en party for children aged five to 12, between 18.00 and 23.00, to reserve tel. 0690279201, eataly@eataly.it. Parents can explore Eataly's shops and restaurants while their children are entertained by witches and magicians. 

St Paul's Episcopal Church on Via Nazionale presents an exhibition called "Halloween and Other Monsters" by American sculptor Peter Rockwell. The exhibition opening takes place from 18.00-21.00 and guests are invited to wear a Hallowe'en costume, with an award going to the most imaginative costume.