As usual, there are great things to do in Bagni di Lucca.
In Ponte a Serraglio…Halloween dinner on 31st October at Risorante Cavalier Bruno.
Gombereto…October fun on 28th October.
Montefegatesi…Halloween fun on 31st October.
Halloween is a good excuse for a party. Annalisa threw a fun dress-up party at Bar Italia in Ponte a Serraglio.
There was an interesting cast of characters.
Please note the headless doll in the photo below.
Later in the evening we headed off to Borgo a Mozzano for the famous party which ends in fireworks at the Ponte a Maddelena.
The streets were very crowded, the lighting patchy, so my photos mostly didn’t turn out well.
There were some great costumes. I was particularly impressed by a fellow with an axe through his head and several strings of sausages around his neck. No photos…he got away too quickly.
We shuffled along with the rest of the crowd towards the bridge at the appointed hour. As we arrived a figure swathed in white was being carried to the top of the bridge. Her head fell off on the way, appropriate under the circumstances. She was duly put back together and thrown off the bridge…a sign for the fireworks to get under way.
The audience was enthralled.
I have been wanting to attend the celebrations at Borgo a Mozzano for many years. I have now done so and will be content with that one visit.