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Where to go on New Year's Eve in Italy: the best cities to celebrate


Every year, always the same story. As summer temperatures begin to drop and tree leaves turn yellow, a question arises that causes anxiety for many: what to do on the last day of the year? December 31st is approaching and almost all of us are scrambling to find a great place where to celebrate the arrival of the new year. The program often includes a trip, but usually then you opt for the classic family dinner. If this year you are more than willing not to give in and to live up to yours desire to travel, we can recommend some interesting places to take refuge to escape relatives and pots of lentils. Where to go on New Year's Eve in Italy?



Index

  1. Destinations in Northern Italy
  2. Destinations in Central Italy
  3. Destinations in the South and Islands
  4. User questions and comments

Destinations in Northern Italy

1 - Milan, Lombardy

The most metropolitan city in Italy offers numerous interesting options. The main squares, including Piazza Duomo, Piazza Castello and Piazza Affari usually host live music and shows with dancers and acrobats who dance in a suggestive atmosphere made of lights and colors. There is no shortage of theatrical events, with interesting shows at the Manzoni, the Piccolo Teatro, the Teatro Nuovo, and obviously at the Scala. If, on the other hand, you want to dance all night, Milan by night offers endless opportunities: from rock rooms to alternative venues, from underground clubs to dance to electronic notes, up to trendy disco-bars. Among the most famous clubs, the Circolo Arci Magnolia near the Idroscalo, the Tunnel Club in via Sammartini, the Alcatraz in the Maciachini area or Le Cannibale in via Valtellina.



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  • Milan Cathedral and Terraces: entrance ticket

2 - Venice, Veneto

La Venice lagoon is one of the most popular destinations in all of Europe for those who dream of celebrating the new year in a romantic way. The fairytale atmosphere characterizes the city, with incredible events not to be missed. If you really want to make this magical night unforgettable, dine on board a boat between the canals of Venice until reaching St. Mark's Square, for the institutional collective kiss in the heart of the city: absolutely a must.
If you are a music lover, another great tradition is the concert at La Fenice Theater.

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  • Traditional gondola tour of Venice

3 - Bormio, Lombardy

Let's go back to the mountains, precisely in a Lombard location renowned and known throughout Italy for its thermal springs and for ski resorts. The Terme Bagni di Bormio are the perfect place for a midnight swim, especially for couples. The Bagni Vecchi have one large panoramic outdoor pool, from where it will be possible to enjoy a magical scenery immersed in the warm beneficial waters.



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4 - Como, Lombardy

Live music and DJ sets until late at night they take place strictly with a lake view. Como gets a makeover during the winter beautifully illuminating the monuments of the center, with architectural projections of the Como Magic Light Festival and the traditional Christmas markets. THE fireworks on Lake Como they are an unmissable show.

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  • Segway tour along the lake and the city of Como

5 - Courmayeur, Aosta Valley

In Courmayeur you can wait for midnight and the new year relaxing in a thermal bath, perhaps in one of those outdoors, among the snow and the steam of hot water. This is the classic new year in the mountains: on the morning of January 1, if the celebrations have also allowed you to rest and recover some energy, you can then let loose on the slopes at 3.500 meters, reachable going up Mont Blanc with SkyWay, the cable car with rotating cabins.


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Destinations in Central Italy

6 - Ferrara, Emilia Romagna

Great celebrations are also scheduled in Emilia Romagna. In Ferrara you can admire the fantastic spectacle of the Estensi Castle. Ferrara offers a special, particularly extravagant possibility that will delight all lovers of Renaissance history. If you want to spend a truly "elegant" evening, take part in the banquet of the Dukes of Este at the Castle: guards and ladies-in-waiting in sixteenth-century dresses await you, and obviously a strictly themed menu, capable of immersing you in an atmosphere of the past. At midnight rather than the usual fireworks display, it is the castle itself that catches "fire", illuminating the night.


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7 - Orvieto, Umbria

If your tastes are rather refined, Orvieto hosts from December 28th to January 1st the famous Umbria Jazz Winter festival, the Italian jazz event par excellence. International and Italian guests will make the notes of this musical genre resound throughout the city, accompanying you towards the new year in a suggestive and unique atmosphere.

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8 - Rimini, Emilia Romagna

If you think about entertainment, discos, electronic music and the most exclusive events, you can't help but think of Rimini and the Romagna Riviera. The capital of Emilia Romagna is the favorite destination for young people and never ceases to surprise with its seemingly endless nights. There is no exception New Year's Eve, where Rimini gives its best: in addition to the various organized parties in the most popular discos and clubs, there are parties in the square, concerts and shows of all kinds: the offer is truly varied!

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9 - Florence, Tuscany

Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, the city of Dante and the great artists, is a great stage for the New Year celebrations. In addition to being the capital of culture, is a city where it is easy to go wild in numerous entertainments. The streets of the historic center are animated by various kinds of shows, in short, Florence is a city that meets everyone's needs even on New Year's Eve.

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  • Walking tour in the center of Florence

10 - Bologna, Emilia Romagna

Bologna is the ideal destination for those who love to eat and treat themselves well. It is possible to greet the year with a walk in a lively square, after an excellent dinner, and continue the night dancing to the rhythm of different musical genres. As per tradition, a midnight in Piazza Maggiore we proceed with the stake of the Vecchione. This superstitious ritual is repeated every year by the Bolognese, who burn this puppet representing the old year to hope for a better year.

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  • Walking tour with a local guide

11 - Rome, Lazio

The most important event of the New Year's Eve in Rome it is undoubtedly what is celebrated in the historic center, on the street. In recent years the great is also organized New Year's concert, which also includes the sparkling wine countdown, at the stroke of midnight.

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  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: fast access

Destinations in the South and Islands

12 - Catania, Sicily

The typical flavors and colors of the Sicilian land are particularly pleasant during the gala dinners scheduled for the longest evening of the year. In Catania, the centerpiece of the celebrations is Piazza Università, the traditional show of the Artime Association takes place here, an academy of dance, theater, cinema, song and music. But Catania is the ideal destination for those who appreciate the music of yesteryear: in the city there are many places to go wild with the hits of the 70s-80s-90s. If, on the other hand, you are looking for an elegant evening, the Luxor Park on the slopes of the Etna volcano offers you the best you can hope for.

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13 - Naples, Campania

By choosing Naples on New Year's Eve you always fall on your feet, because the city of Campania organizes events for all tastes. The proverbial Neapolitan cheerfulness permeates the streets of the city, and culminates in the great Concert in Piazza del Plebiscito. If you want a panoramic countdown, toast with a view from the wonderful terrace of Castel dell'Ovo!

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  • 3-hour city tour and pizza dinner

14 - Lecce, Puglia

From the mountains to the much milder temperatures of Lecce, the Apulian capital also famous for the warmth and hospitality of the local population. The New Year in Lecce it is highly recommended for families with children: they are organized over 40 shows for the little ones, in addition to the performances that take place in Piazza Sant'Oronzo.

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  • Guided walking tour to discover Lecce

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