Celebrating the New Year in the eternal city
Are you planning to celebrate the New Year in the eternal city? Well, you have chosen the right place to make the longest night of the year a magic and emotional experience.
Rome is one of the cities where the Saint Silvestre night is one of the events rich in proposals, surely enjoying yourself: parties, cabaret dinners, square shows, meetings in the most beautiful areas of the city. So you just have to choose what to do on New Year’s Eve. Here you are some restaurants, squares and the most desired events you can choose among.
Square party in Rome on New Year’s Eve
One of the typical traditions of the New Year’s Eve in the eternal city is spending it in the square, where to celebrate it listening to live music, famous singers concerts, toasting drinking the classical spumante at midnight and going on till late time.
Roman people always meet in the scenic Popolo square, around its Christmas tree, to satisfy the people looking for a happy atmosphere.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve outside means also you can’t miss the traditional Concertone, the big concert in Circo Massimo.
Last year it was cancelled, but next year there will surely be a thousands of spectators show.
The ancient arena where the chariots races took place is the perfect place for the great reunions in the heart of the city.
The appointment is at 10pm and there will be famous singers, but also other VIPs, acrobats and jugglers from all over the world groups. It will be one of the most enchanting moments of the night, to celebrate the New Year. There will be a lights show to astonish the thousands of people watching it.
Celebrate it in the typical districts of the capital
All around the city, other parties in the squares will take place, especially in the most peculiar districts of the capital, such as Testaccio, Trastevere and Centocelle, till the great Fori Imperiali area, where lots of shows will take place, by street artists, music and events, from Venezia square to the Colosseum, in the most beautiful open air museum in the world.
A suggestion to tourists spending New Year’s Eve in Rome is to spend this festivity lazing around from a square to another, among the best in the city, by public transport, that will be enforced for the occasion.
You can’t miss Spagna square, where its marvelous stairs, Trinità dei Monti, makes New Year’s Eve the most suggestive than ever.
Not so far there is Navona square, full of artists, musicians and historical bars: it is the children dream, as it hosts the Epiphany festivity.
In Pigneto district, there are lots of pubs and trendy clubs, attracting lots of young people.
Around the district, musicians play jazz, R&B and chamber music in the typical clubs, where you’ll certainly enjoy yourself.
There will be parties and contagious happiness all over the night, till the moment of the fireworks, lighting the sky of Rome.
Even after midnight, there still will be parties on the Tiber bridges, as the Roman administration has focused the attention on the river and its history.
The party will start at about 3am to finish on the 1st evening. On every bridge, there will be shows, events, street artists suggestive performances, live music, also for children: there will be workshops, playing areas with music and entertainment, while adults will be able to watch the exhibition of many Italian TV and cinema artists.
New Year’s Eve at the restaurant, in Rome
Somebody prefers celebrating New Year’s Eve in one of the numerous famous restaurants in the capital, where you can find great dinners. There will also be cabaret nights by famous Roman actors and shows in beautiful places, characterized by breathtaking views on the city. One of these is Lo Zodiaco, a place where you can have dinner in a very elegant atmosphere, listening to live music, dancing and watching the Roman lights, offering a perfect framework.
Also the most famous discotheques offer fantastic nights before the New Year, such as the Piper and the Gilda, where you can dance until late night.
For the ancient villas lovers, Villa Monte d’Oro and Villa Majestic offer a refined and romantic atmosphere, to taste a fish dinner, listening to live music, and a champagne toast.
Casina Valadier at the Pincio offers a desired night, but you have to book it in advance, to be sure you will spend a great night in the capital.
Star chefs will make dinner and the guests will be hosted by a welcome cocktail to go on by gourmet dishes for exigent customers. Castelluccio di Norcia lentils will not miss, as the Modena zampone, the toast and dance after midnight.
New Year’s in the Roman theatres
If you want to wait for the New Year watching a show by the most famous Roman actors, you just have to choose your favourite one, starting from the Auditorium Parco della Musica, offering a rich program of music and theatre shows and events, characterizing the Christmas nights, including Saint Silvestre night.
For poetry and theme shows lovers, the Auditorium Conciliazione, along the same name way, offers many shows you can book online and buy the tickets in advance.
The other theatres, the Brancaccio, the Olimpico, the Quirino offer shows for people who like famous comic actors, making them laughing, by entertainment and happiness.
Sometimes the show will go on after midnight offering a buffet, the toast, panettone and zampone with lentils.
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