Devil’s Bridge (Ponte del Diavolo) – HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION 2017

26 October 2017 by Federica Ghimenti

It’s hard to write something that has not been said about this fascinating bridge.

The charm of the impossible, maybe that’s the devil we talk about.

A negative feeling that causes ill-feeling, impotence, anger.

The desire to get away, but do not know how. Feeling lost, while the river of life runs inexorably, with its natural, but terrifying noise.

Reach our goals that are on the opposite side of the river, see them and not grab them.

Meanwhile someone has gone swimming or flying, someone has fallen, others have succeeded, and instead of understanding you laugh at you, they slip on your pain, because they enjoy your fear, strengthens them, and somehow forgets their afflictions.

Who are you?

Are you with them?

Do you think they are right?


Will you go ahead with the smile?

Then yeah, you’re diabolical!

If you build the bridge and leave all with their mouth open, then you will be addicted, you will be even more alone, because those who do it, do not like anyone, but not to give you too much will find the excuse that you have not been the best… you were only helped by the devil and may God has pity of your soul.

The scientific, mathematical, constructive genius, like other things that can not be explained, has always been aroused, especially in the Middle Ages. The Devil is a good scapegoat in this case. It justifies you, it protects you.

Devil or Holy, this bridge has been nearly 1000 years old despite the train, the dam, the earthquakes, the geological phases, the time it passes.

Although the arch looks so slim, delicate at its peak. I do not know why he reminds me of Michelangelo’s “Creation”.

Maybe this is the secret, letting yourself cross over without too much opposition.

Elasticity: mild and conscious endurance, more divine than human attitude.

This magical place lives every year for the most splendid moment during Halloween.

Which best place to celebrate the darkness?

Below I enclose the full program of the event, kindly granted me by the organizers that I thank and greet.


Halloween Celebration is the first and largest Halloween Fest in Italy, considered one of the most important in Europe, along with Derry’s in Ireland, Edinburgh in Scotland and Ferrol in Galicia.

Since 1993 every Vigilia of Every Saints the Lucca country of Borgo a Mozzano is crossed by 30 to 40 thousand people coming from all over Italy

to live in the first person the magic experience of a night of music, performances and terror.

Halloween Celebration was born from the union of the typical American festival and the folklore, legends and mysteries of the place.

It is a clear product of the show dedicated to Lucida Mansi’s lucchese noble story, who surrendered his soul to the Devil in exchange for thirty years more than a young beauty.

Each year the young man re-emerges to tell the events of his condemnation to the Inferi, to which he returns falling from the Devil’s Bridge to the midnight burn in a burning of fireworks after passing through the historical center accompanied by Lucifer himself and his faithful demons.

Meanwhile, Borgo a Mozzano has live concerts, traveling shows, magic, street artists and music in more than fifty locations around the country.

One of the central attractions of the party, is certainly the Passage of Terror. Born in 1994, it soon became a cult gathering for all such lovers.

It is a compelling journey through 20 horror scenes from films, stories and ancient phobias, to which viewers enter small groups of tutor-led people.

During the journey into the world of fear actors interact with visitors bringing them into a nightmare made alive and truthful by the quality of make-up, special effects and scenery. The event is artistically produced by Nero creativelab and Loga Studio Art Vision and has been organized for 24 years by Artistic Director Stefano Nannizzi.




On Saturday, October 28, the appointment with Sarcanyra vampires


A great mystery to solve, a line of vampires, ancient and noble, four caste and 80 families: the alliance is renewed and in Borgo a Mozzano – or Borgo di Mezzo – returns “The Black Night”. The appointment, with the vampires of Sarcanyra, is scheduled for Saturday 28 October. For eight years Borgo a Mozzano is the land that welcomes one of the most exciting Italian role-playing games: “The Black Night”. Two days of Halloween, the par excellence this year at the 24th edition, Borgo a Mozzano will be the draconian theater of Sarcanyra’s vampires, gathering like every fall to strengthen the alliance and the bond between the families. And like every fall, the evening of celebrations is interrupted by an unfortunate event. Families will then face hard tests, complicated puzzles, and mysteries to dissolve to bring peace and save the entire lineage. Participants will have to face challenges of skill, intelligence and cunning, helped by the directions they will find along the route and by the citizens who will be able to indicate the way to go.

More than 2 km of event space; the whole historic center of the Borgo di Mezzo will turn into a stage that will host a hunting-and-hunting treasure hunt: 30 locations and over 80 actors and figures will guide the participants to the game’s solution. At Night Black takes part in groups of at least two people up to a maximum of five. Each group will have to choose their own Family and follow the directions for the disguise. The hunt will commence on Saturday, October 28 at XX September at 21 and will last about 4 hours: players will have to appear between 18 and 19.30 for registration and check-in. It is possible to subscribe until 19.30 on October 29th. For more information and registration,

The event, created and coordinated by Art Director Stefano Nannizzi, is organized by Halloween Celebration, Nero Creativelab and Loga Studio Art Vision.





Halloween Celebration Organization, Loga Studio staff and Nero Creativelab, in collaboration with Z Nation Italia and Zombiadi, present Zoombie, the international non-life festival. A day in the nature of the human being’s zombie nature, with presentations, activities, aperice, music and flash themed Mob.

The day will start at 12 am with the Lombroso Fair, ZStreet Food

and the opening of the various Zombie Lunch and Aperizombie.

From 13.30 there will be openings to Zombiadi with the possibility to participate from humans or from Zombie. For the seconds, a special zombie room will be set up.

At 14.00 ZNation Meeting directed by Emanuele Mattana, head of Z Nation italia, where he will speak about the famous American television series, by George A. Romero and the genre he shares them with.

It will be the turn of ZombieGoose, the giant leap into zombie-themed and the opening of Probi Zombie Dance, Karazombie and Zombie Palace.

At 3 pm, the Zombie Games, 2018 Apocalyptic Games will be launched with various tests to support for zombies and humans: Oscillation, Zoomba, Aritmica Gymnastics, Zooling, Zombie Shooting, Zombie Walk, Ping Zong and Football Rigormortis.

On the 17th of the “race of the races” or “The Giro del Borgo in 80 Zombie”, a race / game where human competitors will have to avoid the contact of zombies on a 4 km journey into the historic center of Borgo a Mozzano. At 18 the opening of the roleplay YouZombie and concurrently the 80’Zombie Live show and the meetings with Chaos author of the novel “History of a dead not live” and Prof. Christian Orloff Petersen of Cana University who will scientifically address the history of zombies .

From the 21st in the Zombie Shot, the coronation of Misser Zombie 2017 and the award ceremony of Zombiadi winners. So evening finale with Zombie Dance. Throughout the day zombie street music and the show

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