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13 Family-Friendly Pumpkin Patches in Italy (2022) – Map, Dates, and Details!

Our up-to-date list of 2022 pumpkin patches in Italy. Fall is here, and it’s time to take your kids to find some zucche!

Are you visiting Italy during October and want to pick out and carve pumpkins with your kids like you do back home?

Or maybe you’re an ex-pat missing your Halloween traditions and you want to share them with your kids?

Either way, we’ve got you covered with this up-to-date 2022 list of pumpkin patches in Italy.

Italy does have pumpkin patches, but don’t expect them all to be American-style pumpkin patches with tractor rides, huge pumpkin fields, decorating stations, or corn-field labyrinths.  Many on this list are American-style pumpkin patches, but often pumpkin patches in Italy are just that – fields of pumpkins! 

For each pumpkin patch on our list, we explain what’s on offer so you can pick out the patch best for you (which may just be the one closest to you).  We’ve also listed each pumpkin patch’s website – it’s important to check to see if you need to purchase tickets online or in advance, which is often the case in Italy.  Also, plan ahead – because there aren’t a ton of pumpkin patches in Italy and the hours are limited, they frequently sell out!

Read more about Halloween in Italy!

Italian Pumpkin Patches

Boy playing in dirt next to a pumpkin at a pumpkin patch in Italy.
Sometimes the patch is more exciting than the pumpkin

Pumpkin patches in Italy are relatively new, just like Halloween celebrations.  If you ask your Italian neighbor or hotel reception where you can find a pumpkin patch, you may receive a blank stare. 

Zucca is the Italian word for pumpkin (plural: zucche). 

There are different Italian words used for patch, including campo (field, most common), terra (land), and giardino (yard).

Common phrases for pumpkin patches in Italy:

  • Giardino delle zucche
  • Campo di zucche
  • Terra delle zucche
  • Campo zucca u-pick OR you-pick
  • Pumpkin patch

How to Ask Where a Pumpkin Patch Is

Picking a pumpkin is harvesting a pumpkin.  So, you could ask: “Dove possiamo raccogliere delle zucche da intagliare per Halloween?” 

If you just want to buy a pumpkin to carve, you can ask, “Dove possiamo comprare una zucca da intagliare per Halloween?

Make sure you use ‘Halloween’ in your question, or you’ll probably be sent to the local market where you can buy pumpkins for cooking (like butternut squash).

Hopefully, you’re close enough to one of these pumpkin patches on our list!

Map of Pumpkin Patches in Italy

Il Giardino delle Zucche (Pignatore Maggiore, Campania)

Il Giardino delle Zucche is the most famous US-style pumpkin patch in Italy.  It was imagined and created by an Italian-American woman. 

The patch is well-organized and very popular – families even drive to Il Giardino delle Zucche from other regions in Italy!

Visit the farm to:

  • Pick out the perfect pumpkin
  • Walk through the corn maze
  • Visit with the farm animals (bunnies, Shetland ponies, alpaca, pigs, geese)
  • Participate in the labs (like pumpkin carving and painting)
  • Dine at the restaurant (gluten-free options) and bar onsite – both serve pumpkin-flavored treats!
  • Take fall photos in a charming setting – especially with the small red barn in the background!

Good To Know:  You must buy a ticket and choose your entry time.  This pumpkin patch is very popular and sells out, especially on the weekends.

Find opening days and hours, contact info, and ticket info on the official website.

La Fattoria della Zucca (Sacrofano, Lazio)

Just outside of Rome, this American-style pumpkin patch has plenty to keep kids and adults busy and happy on a fall day.  On the property, you’ll find:

  • A pumpkin patch where kids can find the perfect pumpkin
  • Labs for kids – decorating and carving pumpkins
  • A petting zoo with the farm’s animals
  • Labs for adults
  • Instagram-worthy photo backdrops
  • Food and drinks, including Pumpkin Spice Lattes!
  • Kilometer 0 market
  • A hay play area

Good To Know:  You must buy a ticket and choose your entry time.  This pumpkin patch is very popular and sells out, especially on the weekends.

Find opening days and hours, contact info, and ticket info on the official website.

Le Zucche di Barbabianca (Torreimpietra, Lazio)

On the periphery of Rome, you’ll find Azienda Agricola Torre in Pietra Carandini and its autumn program, Le Zucche di Barbabianca (Whitebeard’s Pumpkins). 

Enter the farm and:

  • Choose your pumpkin
  • Participate in the labs to carve and/or paint your zucca  
  • Let your kids meet the farm animals
  • Have a casual meal or snack on the property.  Good To Know:  Usually you can have a picnic or BBQ on the property, but during the pumpkin patch season you must purchase your food from the farm.

It’s still open if it rains, but the field gets very muddy!

Good To Know:  You must buy a ticket (a pumpkin from the patch) and choose your entry time. 

Find opening days and hours, contact info, and ticket info on the official website.

Good To Know:  The farm also has U-Pick tulips in the spring!

Il Campo di Federica (Nerviano, Lombardy)

Federica is a woman from Bormio who realized her dream – she runs  Il Campo di Federica and one of her annual events is the Festival d’Autunno, or Autumn Festival. 

At Federica’s campo, you can:

  • Choose a pumpkin and decorate or carve it
  • Take family photos with natural backdrops
  • Purchase food and drinks
  • Purchase other types of pumpkins and vegetables 

Il Campo dei Fiori (Galbiate, Lombardy)

Close up of child's hand touching pumpkin seeds as they come out of the center of the pumpkin.

Il Campo dei Fiori translates to ‘The Flower Field,’ and the property usually focuses on fiori (flowers).  During the autumn months of September and October (and the 1st of November!), the farm turns its attention to pumpkins! 

I Campo dei Fiori is perfect for an autumn visit for its:

  • Pumpkin patch
  • Carving and decorating stations
  • Beautiful decorative pumpkins (mini pumpkins and pumpkins of unique colors and shapes) 
  • Other edible pumpkins, some of which are tough to find in Italy (like spaghetti squash). 
  • Gorgeous setting – don’t miss this place if you’re in the area!

Find opening days and hours and contact info, see the official website. It will direct you to the Facebook (best info) or Instagram pages.

Il Villaggio delle Zucche (San Martino Siccomario, Lombardy)

The Villaggio delle Zucche (Pumpkin Village) is set on Puravida Farm in Northern Italy, near Pavia.  The farm runs holiday-themed events throughout the year, so the property is set up well. 

During the fall season, you’ll find:

  • A pumpkin patch
  • Pony rides
  • Petting zoo
  • Kid-friendly arts and crafts and entertainment
  • Restaurant (with pumpkin-themed dishes)
  • Small market with local products

The events change each weekend – sometimes there are chestnuts and vin brulé, other times falconers visit and vintage tractors are displayed.   

Find the events schedule plus opening days and hours, contact info, and ticket info on the official website.

Il Villaggio delle Zucche di Nonno Andrea (Villorba, Veneto)

Nonno Andrea’s organic farm hosts the ‘Pumpkin Village’ every autumn.  On Nonno’s farm you’ll find:

  • A gorgeous setting for photos and enjoying the fall atmosphere
  • A pumpkin patch
  • A play area for kids
  • A café and snack bar
  • A small shop with the farm’s products
  • Special events

The Villaggio delle Zucche takes place on the organic farm, and you don’t need to reserve (unusual) – you can just show up.

Find opening days and hours, contact info, and more on the farm’s official website.

Tulipania World (Terno d’Isola, Lombardy)

Tulipania focuses on, you guessed it – tulips!  But during the ‘off-season’ in the fall, the campo is full of pumpkins!  Visit for its:

  • Pumpkin patch
  • Beautiful settings for family photos (by you or an on-site professional)
  • Food and drink, from breakfast to snacks and aperitivo
  • Pumpkin decorating station
  • Kids area (have you ever played pumpkin tic-tac-toe?)

You must reserve and all details can be found on the official site.

La Terra delle Zucche ad Eboli (Oasi del Lago Sele, Campania)

Another Campania pumpkin patch (also very popular), La Terra delle Zucche ad Eboli is a perfect place to pass an afternoon with your family in the autumn.  This particular pumpkin patch has a ‘Wild West’ theme.  Onsite, you’ll find:

  • A pumpkin patch
  • A hay maze
  • Tractor rides
  • A pumpkin decorating station
  • A perfect setting for picnics
  • Snacks for sale

Find up-to-date information, including dates and opening hours on its Facebook page.

Il Giardino dei Colori (Vallefoglia di Pesaro, Le Marche)

I’m a fan of this pumpkin patch in Le Marche because it was started by two young Italian entrepreneurs. Il Giardino dei Colori has:

  • A pumpkin patch
  • Tons of events, from storytelling to light shows, pony rides to science shows.  Check out the schedule online.
  • A pumpkin carving lab
  • A quiet, natural setting
  • A gorgeous setting for photos
  • The perfect setting for a merenda (snack) that you bring with you

You can find all details on the official site.

Cascina Savino Pumpkin Patch (Foggia, Puglia)

Pomegranates (melograni) are the focus at Cascina Savino, but during the fall season, you can bring your family to look for pumpkins!  You’ll find:

  • An enormous pumpkin patch!
  • Pumpkins of all sizes (even minis) and colors
  • A pumpkin carving workshop
  • U-pick organic pomegranates

You can find all details on the Cascina Savino Facebook page.

Parco delle Zucche (FICO Eataly World, Emilia-Romagna)

FICO Eataly World, just outside of Bologna, has Halloween events throughout the month, and one weekend you’ll find a pumpkin patch (parco delle zucche) along with carving and decorating stations.  Throughout the month, there are other Halloween programs, like trick or treating (dolcetto o scherzetto), a haunted house, and a ‘zombie walk.’

Families that visit FICO for the pumpkin patch can also dine at the property’s restaurants – they all have autumn and Halloween-themed offerings on their menus for the season.

For more details, see FICO’s official website.

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Campo You-Pick Shirin (Ornago, Piedmont)

After a spring of tulips and a summer of sunflowers, the fields of Shirin Tulipani are full of pumpkins.  You’ll find:

  • A huge pumpkin field with hay bales
  • A nice setting for family photos
  • Pumpkin workshops for kids and adults (painting, flower compositions, carving pumpkins)
  • A snack bar

Good To Know:  You need to walk on a dirt road to arrive, so if you’ve got little ones with you, you may want to bring a carrier or stroller.

Good To Know:  You must buy a ticket online and choose your entry time. 

Find opening days and hours, contact info, and ticket info on the official website.

FAQ

Girl pulling a wagon full of pumpkins at a pumpkin patch.

Can I buy pumpkin carving kits in Italy?
You won’t find pumpkin carving kits here in Italy.  You’ll need to do it the old-fashioned way, with markers and a knife!

Can you eat the pumpkins you get at pumpkin patches in Italy?
Whether or not you should eat the pumpkin depends on the type of pumpkin, so you’ll need to ask at your pumpkin patch.  Often the Jack-o-lantern style pumpkins you find at Italian grocery stores are not meant to be eaten.

Do pumpkin patches in Italy have toilets?
Yes, you’ll find bathrooms at Italian pumpkin patches. Sometimes they’re inside buildings, and other times they’re porta-potties.