October 31st and November 1st: Halloween and All Saints Day in Tuscany in Siena
What to do for Halloween and All Saints’ Day in Siena?
For Halloween and the anniversary of All Saints the city of Siena never fails to offer its visitors a rich range of events.
Those who book a stay in Siena in these days can choose to participate in masquerade parties, thematic gastronomic events and imaginative initiatives in the historic center. On the evening of October 31, for example, numerous clubs and restaurants located near Piazza del Campo and the nearby Via Camollia offer Horror Menus, witchcraft dishes, competitions for the scariest mask, musical entertainment and DJ Sets.
For some years, moreover, the event “Stradegialle – pumpkin and autumn flavors between street and food” has been organized on the last evening of October, during which numerous venues of the historic center offer dining options with street food specialties.
One of the most traditional events of the weekend of early November, however, is Sangiovese Purosangue, a traditional wine festival that aims to celebrate the Sangiovese grapes through wine tastings, gastronomic initiatives and cultural meetings.
Other initiatives that traditionally occur are the photography festival Siena International Photo Awards the show of medieval falconry at the Orto de’ Pecci, the activities for children of “SI è mini” at the Giardini della Lizza and the guided tours of the city with meeting in front of the APT Tourist Office.
Unless otherwise indicated, on October 31 and November 1 the main city museums are open with their weekdays and holidays hours respectively.
Ideas, festivals and events for October 31 and November 1 in the province of Siena
The most popular event of this period in the province of Siena is the Crastatone, or the Piancastagnaio chestnut festival. The event has been organized for over 50 years and always attracts a large number of presences.
Other events scheduled on these dates are the Festival della Terra in San Gimignano, the hobbyist market Crea e Dimonstra in Monteriggioni and the gastronomic festival Il primo olio e altro ancora in Montisi, in the municipality of Montalcino. Beyond these events, the beautiful villages of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Montalcino deserve to be visited because they are respectively a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a rare example of country completely surrounded by a wall, and the home of the famous Brunello wine.
Speaking of wines, this is the time of year when you can taste the new wine as well as new oil. The countryside around Siena features several areas popular for the production of wine, such as the famous Chianti, the Val d’Orcia, the area of Montepulciano for the reds and the Val d’Arbia for white wines. On the other hand, excellent oil is produced in any area of the territory of Siena as well as in all of Tuscany.
On the evening of Halloween there are no events that occur every year, but clearly the restaurants, clubs, discos and pubs of the province of Siena organize thematic evenings with the event.
Spend some sweet autumn moments in Siena
There is no trick: for the eyes and the spirit the city of Siena is always a tasty treat!
To savor all its flavor, book a comfortable accommodation at the Hotel Garden, 4-star hotel with a typical Tuscan restaurant, ample parking, panoramic view over the city and many other ideal spaces to spend a weekend or a mini-holiday of relaxation and fun.
If you are looking for an ideal base to visit the historic center on foot, book an accommodation at the Hotel Italia. A short distance from this welcoming 3-star hotel is the aforementioned Via Camollia, a street full of clubs and restaurants that on Halloween and All Saints days could come alive with various initiatives. A 5-minute walk away is Piazza del Campo.
Maybe for these anniversaries, you’d welcome the idea of spending a romantic couple of days with your partner. In this case, surprise your loved one by taking her to spend unforgettable nights in the suggestive accommodations of the Relais degli Angeli. This historic home has suites that are called as precious stones and that are truly perfect for a stay for two.
Finally, to stay in the midst of the colorful autumn nature, book an all inclusive apartment at the Agriturismo Villa Agostoli. By choosing this solution you will be a few minutes drive from the city center and during your stay you can admire the natural spectacle of the fall foliage.