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All Saints' weekend in Bologna: what to do

Posted on 19 October 2022 From Bologna Welcome

The long weekend from 29 October to 1 November 2022 offers the perfect opportunity to visit Bologna and its territory. A host of activities are to be found during this All Saints' weekend or Halloween weekend as it may be, among events in the city and out-of-town trips, exhibitions, festivals, places to explore and must-do guided tours, as well as entertainment for children. Here are some ideas:

Urban Trekking

It is the Urban Trekking weekend, a national day fully dedicated to the rediscovery of lesser-known city and green spaces. Booking is compulsory and guided tours tend to sell out quite quickly, yet it's definitely worth a shot.

Have a look at the dedicated minisite ->


FICO is the ultimate food park to savour (and visit) at this time of year. A weekend full of Halloween-related events and initiatives, featuring monsters, trick-or-treaters, shows and zombie walks. Definitely a must-attend for the youngest visitors.

See events in detail ->

Bologna Jazz Festival

The great jazz scene is back in action with one of its most representative events: the Bologna Jazz Festival. A host of concerts and music in the most prestigious theatres and clubs to experience a weekend under the banner of the grooviest international sounds. Check out the full programme-> 


Whether you love good food, the flavours of autumn, or the colours of nature... Tartufesta won't let you down! The whole Apennine area will be hosting the great truffle festival during this long weekend

Full programme here ->

Palazzo del Buon governo

Why not visit a unique and exclusive residence: Palazzo Caprara Montpensier, seat of the City's Prefecture. Did you know that even Napoleon spent a few days here? And that the owners were among the most famous members of the European aristocracy? Step through its sumptuous chambers and visit the Presidential study or the great hall with its adjoining theatre.

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Villas and castles 

A trip out of town these days is a good chance to explore the area by visiting unique palazzos and historical residences: this 30 October, we are visiting Castel San Pietro and entering its landmark building: the Cassero. Don't miss this special opening.

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The authentic flavours of Bologna 

When it comes to food, Bologna keeps no secrets, but would you be able to guess them all? This tasting tour will allow you to sample the true specialities of the region's culinary capital, including mortadella and delicious Parmesan cheese. Tour departs Sunday and Monday at 10am.

Book now ->

Opera House: the season is over 

Bologna's finest theatre is about to bring down the curtain. In a few weeks, it will indeed close for extensive restoration work and will no longer be open to visitors for several years. Don't miss your last chance to visit this 18th-century gem. Explore the Rossini foyer, the under-stalls and the spectacular Sala Bibiena with its perfect acoustics.

Book now ->


Baccanale - Imola

For an out-of-town trip, nearby Imola is certainly a must-see during Baccanale, a food festival with stalls and lots of events.

Check them out here ->

Check out an art exhibition 

An art season brimming with events has just kicked off, so why not visit an exhibition? Read more about all the venues and exhibitions in town during this period.


Wrestling shows are definitely a must-attend for fans of the genre. The great champions of international wrestling are ready for a great performance in the ring.

Read more->

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