Discover the ancient legends of the local area
This year, you can again forget about Halloween, hollow pumpkins and dancing skeletons, fancy-dress parties and borrowed trick-or-treating, because in Veneto All Saints weekend begins with something ancient and magical.
This is "Veneto: spettacoli di Mistero" (Veneto: Mystery Shows), a series of events dedicated entirely to the legendary and mysterious places in the region, which from October to the beginning of December will be held from Belluno to Rovigo, from the mountains to the lagoon, from the villages to the cities of art.
Over 200 events in around a hundred locations - including squares, villas, castles, courtyards, theatres - scattered throughout the seven provinces, where you can enjoy theatrical performances, guided tours, evenings of storytelling and reading, films and costume re-enactments.
There are even organised micro-holidays with tours of mythical places, including dinners and local speciality tastings. Stories will come to life of witches and demons, spiteful lephrechauns and generous fairies, ancient tyrants and cruel ghosts ready to be summoned to tell secrets believed to have been lost forever.
The initiative enables tourists to discover the ancient legends of the local area through the fun and warm hospitality of Veneto.