Where to spend an unforgettable New Year's Eve
31st December is approaching and with it one of the year’s classic “million dollar” questions: where to spend New Year’s Eve? Because let’s face it, while traditional celebrations at home with friends and relatives can be great, travelling to a different city is a truly wonderful experience! Here are some Italian and European destinations where you can make the most of your last day of the year, taking into account the latest trends... and your wallet!
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The centre stage of New Year’s Eve in Vienna is the Ringstrasse, a series of 19th-century avenues whose circular design follows the layout of the medieval walls that surround the city’s historic centre. Here you can find food/music stands where you can drink, eat and have fun to the rhythm of the most varied songs, and at midnight... everyone toasts in front of the Rathaus!
If you love electronic music, Berlin is the perfect location for you. In addition to the traditional celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate, the German capital will host the Odyssee, one of the most highly anticipated New Year’s Eve parties in Europe, featuring internationally renowned DJs whose music will make the crowd go wild.
The heart of New Year’s Eve in Lisbon is the very central Baixa district, which boasts magnificent buildings, wide boulevards and splendid examples of Pombaline architecture. Music lovers should head to Praça do Comércio, where the unmissable end-of-year concert will take place. Visitors can also have a great night out in the capital’s most fashionable bars in the Parque das Nações district.
Looking for a classic destination for New Year’s Eve? Florence definitely fits the bill, a beautiful city where you will be spoiled for choice on how to spend the final hours of 2019. Once again this year, Piazza Michelangelo will host the traditional “Concertone”, featuring big names in Italian music, toasts and fireworks at the stroke of midnight.
An alternative destination for your Italian New Year’s Eve is Perugia, a picturesque Umbrian city whose medieval historic centre will host various initiatives, from the “Concertone” in Piazza IV Novembre to fireworks that are best to admire from the terrace of the Giardini Carducci.
Finally, we cannot fail to include Matera, chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2019, among our recommended destinations. We especially recommend this charming city to couples: its atmosphere and restaurants serving traditional cuisine will ensure a truly romantic, candlelit end to the year!