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Tricks or treats in Castle Malpaga near Bergamo

By Tuesday, 27 September 2022 11:28

Castle Malpaga is organizing tricks or treats interactive Halloween-themed visits designed exclusively for children on 1, 8, 15 and 31 October. 


In this historic castle, in the little town of Cavernago close to Bergamo, young visitors go on a hunt for monstrous elements, discovering magical Halloween-related characters and stories of goblins, witches, wizards, monsters, dragons. And at the end of the treasure hunt there will be an art workshop where they will be able to make scary masks.

Castle Malpaga

What about the parents?

While the children are engaged in the treasure hunt the parents can enjoy a Halloween-themed tour of the castle. With our guide they will explore the more mysterious aspects of the 15th century from witchcraft, torture, poisons and the pagan festival of Samhain from which Halloween originated, to medieval superstitions and legends, the concept of death, alchemy and tarot cards. A true journey into 15th-century darkness, ending on a high note with a parade that will reward the family with the best masks! Suitable for ages 4 to 10 – and with brothers and sisters under 4 free if they stay with the parents’ group. Duration: 2 hours. Information and booking: https://shop.castellomalpaga.it/eventi/

Haunted Nights on 7, 14 and 30 October

An evening at the castle is always magical, and even more so with Mum and Dad! Masked characters will delight children with engaging stories, team games and exciting family skills tests. Participants will discover the most secret and suggestive corners of the castle to uncover the final treasure. With torches and spirit of adventure as some rooms will not be fully lit, making the evening even more exciting! Suitable for 5 to 10 years of age. Information and booking: https://shop.castellomalpaga.it/eventi/

Halloween dinner on Saturday 29 October 

On the darkest night of the year, the castle opens its doors for an evening of history. Visitors will be catapulted into the heart of the Middle Ages and welcomed by knights, ladies and servants for an authentic medieval dinner in the Banquet Hall. At each course the origin and meaning of the food will be explained, delighting diners with the curiosities of ancient customs. This will be followed by a mysterious celebration of Samhain, the ancient pagan festival that gave rise to Halloween. Coeliac and vegetarian menus on request. For information: https://shop.castellomalpaga.it/eventi/

Castle visits on Sundays and public holidays

On Sundays and public holidays using the Malpaga Castle Experience app you can delve into the meanders of the castle and discover fascinating stories linked to this timeless place and the extraordinary deeds of its famous owner Bartolomeo Colleoni, Captain General of the Republic of Venice. These vists are also suitable for children and last one hour. Reservations required. For information and reservations: https://shop.castellomalpaga.it/eventi/

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