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How to celebrate Halloween in Rome

A quick guide to Halloween events for kids and adults in Rome in 2023.

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 Tuesday 31 October, followed on 1 November by All Saints’ Day, or Ognissanti, a public holiday in Italy.

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.

There are always fancy dress parties in the city's night clubs and live music venues as well as pubs such as the Abbey Theatre near Piazza Navona, Finnegan’s and Fiddler's Elbow in Monti, and Scholars Lounge near Piazza Venezia.

Rome has special Halloween events for children at the Bioparco, and plenty of Halloween fun at Luneur Park in EUR, or theme parks such as Rainbow Magicland and Cinecittà World to the south of Rome.

Cinema Troisi in Trastevere is also staging a Halloween series of scary films from 26-31 October.

As an ancient city, Rome also has some authentically scary sites such as a spine-chilling visit to Via Veneto’s Capuchin crypt.

For those looking for the perfect pumpkin, check out the Fattoria della Zucca, an American-style pumpkin field in Sacrofano north of Rome.

Lastly, check out our Halloween recipe which features - surprise surpise - pumpkin.

We will update this guide as more events are announced nearer Halloween.

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