A guide to Halloween events for kids and adults in Rome in 2022.Rome embraces the ghoulish festival of Halloween - still a slightly foreign concept in Italy - a little more each year with themed events and spooky shop-fronts becoming increasingly popular.
This year Halloween falls on Monday 31 October, followed on 1 November by All Saints’ Day, or Ognissanti, a public holiday in Italy, resulting in a four-day "ponte" weekend for many Italians.
If you are looking for the perfect Halloween costume, masks, make-up and accessories head to Studio 13 on Piazza Cavour or Profondo Rosso on Via dei Gracchi - both in the Prati district - but don't leave it until the last minute as you may have to queue down the street just to get in.
For cheaper Halloween fare check out the city's "casalinghi" stores while if you are seeking a more bespoke look, pay a visit to Rome's vintage boutiques.
Manca solo una settimana ad #Halloween!
Ecco un breve video sull'origine della festa #irlandese più famosa al mondo pic.twitter.com/ybk8gnopQt
— Ireland in Rome (@IrlEmbRome) October 24, 2022
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