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New Year’s Eve Events in Rome – Italy

Posted On: 29th December 2015 | Category: Latest Events

If you are looking forward to spending this New Year amidst colorful fireworks, parties and events, then Rome is the best place for you to visit this year. All tourists can head straightway to this Italian destination and make the most of this festive season with events, parties and stage shows which are arranged across every nook and corner of Rome. With Cars Rental Italy, you can also make sure that you do not miss out on any party destination in Rome. Book all- inclusive and budget- friendly rental cars through us and explore the best of Italy this festive season.

Rome is popularly known as the city of romance and it is one of the best destinations to celebrate the New Years Eve given to its historic relevance, the celebratory events as well as its magnificent beauty. With all the historical monuments and churches here decorated with illuminating lights and decorations, the markets of Piazza is also a great place to explore the best of Roman culture this New Years Eve.
Travelers arriving in Rome for bringing in the New Years Eve can also select from the widest list of accommodation options including both budget as well as luxury hotels.

One of the most spectacular sights in Rome during the New Years Eve is the colorful fireworks which grace the beauty and charm of some of the most renowned historical buildings in the backdrop, including the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, the iconic Colosseum, Piazza di Spagna as well as the Monuments of Vittorio Emanuele II among others.  All these iconic places take part in the midnight countdown which is followed by mesmerizing sights of fireworks across the entire visible sky.

New Years Eve in Rome- Best Parties, Countdown and Fireworks

Italy is particularly known for its zest for carnivals and festivals and the New Years Eve here is also known as La Festa di San Silvestro. In the Italian culture, New Years Eve is celebrated in a number of different ways and includes a set of rituals as well. While some tourists prefer to take a walk down the Via della Conciliazione towards the St. Peter’s Square here, others may find it more alluring to go to the live music events or more traditionally raise a toast to bring in the New Year at some of the best eateries in Rome.

There are several places in Rome worth exploring during the New Years Eve. One of the best and most iconic New Years Eve celebrations in Rome takes place in Piazza del Popolo. Here you can catch a glimpse of innumerable tourists and locals who gather to enjoy the dances, live music concerts as well as the breathtakingly beautiful fireworks.

Circus performances are also a worth experiencing activity in Rome during the New Years. At some distance from these performances is the magnificent Santa Maria del Popolo Church, which both locals and tourists can visit for catching a fresh sight of several different kinds of nativity scenes gathered together all at one place. The exhibit of nativity crib scenes here begins by the beginning of the month of December and features nativity scenes from more than 100 regions in Italy as well as around the globe.

If you are looking for a more traditional way to celebrate New Years Eve, you can straightway go to the Piazza del Popolo. Here, you can see huge crowds of people enjoying classical music events as well as rock concerts with the iconic fireworks illuminating the skies across all the cities in Italy. For kids, there are special performances being organized by acrobats and performers at the St. Peter’s Square.
Rome offers a handful of celebration options to all tourists who arrive in this city during the festive season of Christmas as well as the New Years Eve. There are also quiet and elegant dining options available here with fine restaurants offering some of the best menus and live jazz performances along with a panoramic view of the illuminated skies. The Casina Valadier is a great dining place which overlooks the Rome city, hence adding more beauty to the night of New Years Eve. There are also several special events like symphony and opera performances taking place across night clubs in Rome during this time of the year.

Ringing in the New Years at the Colosseum

The Colosseum is one of the best places to bring in the New Years Eve in Rome. It s not only the biggest, oldest as well as the most significant amphitheatre which was built during the Roman Era; rather it is also capable of accommodating more than 60,000 spectators at the same time. Taking a walk around these iconic sites is one of the must- do activities in all tourists’ itinerary in Rome and there are several other places here which light up with joy and happiness with the arrival of the New Years Eve adding more zeal and enthusiasm to the ongoing celebrations of the festive season. Some of the must- visit places in Rome during New Years Eve include the Roman Forum, Domus Aurea, the Circus Maximus, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Baths of Caracalla, the Catacombs as well as the Pantheon among others.

Live Music Concerts and Performances in Rome

Exploring all the significant historical sites is not the only fun activity in Rome; rather all tourists can take part in the live music performances which begin a few hours before the New Years Eve at the Via dei Fori Imperiali. This is followed by impressive fireworks during the midnight. With never- ending fun and frolic that fills Rome during the New Years Eve, it will be a little uneasy for all tourists to party on the streets here. For increased convenience and safety, they can prefer celebrating this occasion at one of the local restaurants here which come to life during the New Years Eve with lots of different activities taking place here. There are plenty of establishments in Rome which host New Years Eve parties with live music entertainment, dance shows, free drinks, dinner as well as the popular countdown to the following year being the highlight of them all.

Popular New Years Eve Events in Rome

  • Auditorium Parco della Musica’s Roma Gospel Festival
  • New Years Eve Concert at Concerto di Capodanno.

Best Accommodations during New Years Eve in Rome

Finding the perfect accommodation in Rome during the New Years Eve is as simple as it is to reach this Italian city. Since thousands of tourists will be rushing to Rome for bringing in the New Years, all travelers will have to book in advance for finding the best accommodation across the elaborate list of luxury and budget hotels here.

Some of the best hotels worth considering include the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Association’s Rome Cavalieri, the Grand Melia Rome as well as the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel and Spa among others.