HALLOWEEN is more fun at FICO. The Italian Food Park in Bologna offers its public a month with plenty of themed events for everyone, young and old. A whole month of programming culminating on 31 October with a fancy dress parade.
Trick or treat
From 7 to 31 October, the sweetest tradition of the year returns to FICO. On Saturday and Sunday, all children aged between 3 and 12 will be welcomed with a Halloween bag and a card to go in search of the park's sweetest treats.
"Trick or treat?" Ask the FICO artisans displaying the pumpkin and enjoy an Italian-style Halloween with some treats made directly in the Park.
Halloween Circus with Wanda Circus
Rock'a'Rella is a spicy circus woman who arrives on her pedal-powered motorbike to perform the greatest Rock concert ever... Too bad she can't sing, play guitar, or write unforgettable songs, but she is a juggler and will bring a real rock'n'roll soul to the FICO Arena on Saturday 7 October at 7pm.
The Pumpkin Park
For the occasion, FICO's orchard will also undergo a metamorphosis to turn into a real Pumpkin Park: during the weekends of 30 September - 1 October, 7-8 October and 14 and 15 October (Saturdays at 3pm 16,17,18 and Sundays at 11, 12, 14, 15,16,17), a one-hour walk through the trees will take place amidst games and nature where children will be able to choose their own pumpkin to customise during a carving and decoration workshop in the company of animators.
The Pumpkin Joust
On the weekends of 21 and 22, 28 and 29 and Tuesday 31 October at 2/15/16/17 at FICO's Joust of the Earth, an itinerary in the company of spooky creatures will require not only courage, but also a deep thirst for treats and above all tricks galore.
The Villain Show
What happened to the fairy tale villains and their powers? Why did they lose their wicked powers, and most importantly... how to get them back? What happens when Maleficent, Hook and Jafar try to get hold of them? To find out, you must attend the show on 29 October at 3pm.
FICO Horror Party
On 31 October there will be the Fico Horror Party, Bologna's biggest Halloween party. At 7 p.m. the music will be turned on and then at 8 p.m. the zombies will come out and walk through the park spreading terror. The spectacular Zombie Walk will be organised by the Zombie Inside Association, which will be available from 4.00 p.m. onwards to make up anyone who wants to with a horror theme.
All the taste of Italian-style Halloween with "monstrous" menus and recipes
Throughout the month dedicated to Halloween, for lunch or dinner it will be possible to choose a scary dish from a wide gastronomic selection curated by FICO's restaurants and street food kiosks, including good food and above all horror-themed experiences thanks to the virtuous use of typically autumnal ingredients.