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Halloween has taken Italy by storm, along with the rest of Europe, becoming a kid’s favorite holiday. All Hallows’ Eve comes the night before All Saints’ Day or All Souls’ Day, celebrated in many Christian countries round the globe. And while we enjoy the scary masks and ghosts and revelry of Halloween, in many countries it’s the Day of the Dead – in Italy, ‘I Morti’ – which celebrates those who have come before. It’s a holiday too, and families take advantage of ‘Il Ponte’ – the bridge leading them straight into a fun-filled weekend.
To celebrate, Arte al Sole has created new special art labs, guided tours, sketch tours and monstrous fun to discover four cities in Italy. From mask making workshops in Venice, Viareggioand Florence, to discovering & drawing medieval monsters of Lucca, to learning the art of cartoons through the Talking Statues of Rome, there’s something for kids and families all fall. In English, German, Spanish or Italian (Russian on request).
In Lucca, families will discover the city through its virtual zoo carved in stone. Kids will stop along the way to sketch their own versions too. While (pictured above), in the coastal town of Viareggio, we bring families into the Carnival Museum where they also craft their own masks ready for Halloween, Carnival, or any favourite costume party!
In Venice, kids will learn the art of traditional Bauta Masks for Halloween or Carnival in our special labs for kids, while parents enjoy some grown-up time, too!
Our special labs offer a wealth of fantastical materials to choose from in a delightful setting, exclusively for your family!
In Florence, kids will work in an artisan’s studio on their very own fantastical or frightening Halloween masks or – for younger kids – ask us about some English-speaking Halloween parties to participate in!
In Rome, kids will embark on a sketch tour to visit the Talking Statues of Rome, before setting off to draw their own cartoon strips on what their own statues would tell the world.
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About more Halloween escapades in the city where you’re visiting! From frightening fun at Rome’s CineCitta’ amusement parks to parties at the Hard Rock…we got you covered! familytravelitaly@gmail.com | Facebook Group, @FamilyTravelItaly
Got older kids? Try our in the Dolomites 26 July to 2 August 2020!
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