Best New Year’s Eve destinations in Italy

The dilemma of a selective and demanding traveler is: where to celebrate New Year’s Eve? In Italy there are many options, but what interests us is to identify the destinations which boast main attractions and offer the most original parties worth attending.
From North to South, we suggest you 4 destinations and activities to do full of good wishes for the next new year.

Venice, New Year’s Eve at the Casino

bacio di mezzanotte a Venezia

How about spending the night of December 31st in the oldest Italian gambling house? Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is the historic home of the Venice Casino, overlooking the Grand Canal, and offers a lavish New Year’s Eve dinner with complimentary access to the games halls.
The gala dinner will take place at the restaurant Wagner, which owes its name to the composer, famous tenant of this beautiful Renaissance palace.

After enjoying the extensive menu, we advise to join the party to the Capsula party, the lounge with Djs where you will dance until dawn, while outdoor a traditional New Year’s Eve event will take place in Piazza San Marco, Love, so named because all the people are invited to celebrate with a midnight kiss to greet the New Year.

Venice is the top romantic venue and the world’s largest choral kiss is one of the peculiarities of these festivities, so we recommend reserving a seat at the Ca ‘Vendramin Calergi to live an exclusive experience of pure luxury. To book you must call the number 041/5297230/231.

Recanati, elegance and gourmet menu at Villa Koch

Villa Koch a Recanati

Marche is one of the Italian regions that are worth visiting although rarely mentioned among the most popular places, yet here there are amazing places such as Recanati, known as the “balcony town” due to its geographical position that gives a beautiful view of the valleys, villages and hills that dot the Recanati’s surroundings.

Recanati is also “home of poetry”, being the native town of Giacomo Leopardi, the most important Italian poet of the XIX century. We suggest celebrating the 2015 New Year’s Eve in a refined and spacious venue, a small world apart from the bustling crowds.
This is Villa Koch, where is located the restaurant Tartabini, provided with a park, a garden adorned with fountains, an tree-lined avenue, a playground and parking.

The New Year’s Eve Dinner Party will begin with a cocktail and a fish based dinner, followed by a live concert and a DJ set from 0:30; reservations are required, for bookings call the phone number 347/1597580.

New Year’s Eve in an igloo in Friuli

Igloo Village in Friuli

If you like the idea of a romantic New Year’s Party in a place that certainly you have never seen before, the I Spirit Igloo Village suits you.

No need to go to Lapland to find out how the traditional “ice houses” are made, because in Friuli, near Piancavallo, were built igloos for tourists who are not afraid to move wearing snow shoes and brave the cold at 1800 meters high going up the mountain with the chair lift, a unique experience especially at New Year’s Eve.
The outside temperature reaches an average of -20 ºC but inside the igloo never drops below zero, and thanks to the warmth can reach up to 18 ºC.

Spend the night of December 31st with your partner in an igloo is a great way to seal your relationship: a sleeping bag as a bed is enough to dream of being away from it all and welcome 2015 with a toast on the snow.
In the Igloo village there are a refuge and a vodka bar with counter, tables and chairs made entirely of ice, a very cool venue. For more information visit

Faro di Punta Palascia, the first sunrise of 2015

faro di punta palascia Otranto

You like to get first of all? The first to celebrate 2015 in the world are the people of Apia in Samoa islands, but if you are curious to know where the sun rises earlier in Italy, the answer is Otranto, in Apulia.

So, if you want to celebrate the beginning of the year and expect the natural show of the sunrise over the sea, we recommend heading to the most eastern point of the peninsula, the Faro di Punta Palascia, which stands in one of the most pristine areas of Belpaese, on the border between the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea.

In Otranto you can attend the festival “L’Alba dei Popoli”, which will end on January 1st at dawn, an incredibly strong emotion that must be lived spending a holiday in Apulia.

Now it’s up to you to choose the destination of your journey, let your wishes be your guide.

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