17, December 2014: Like in many other countries in Europe, New Year’s Eve is celebrated in a big way all over Italy. No matter where tourists stay, they will find some kind of celebration taking place. However, expert travel writers tout some places as particularly popular for anyone planning to welcome in the New Year in Italy. But for those planning on a stay in one of the Italian villas, early booking is recommended.


As the capital, Rome is the primary destination for anyone looking for a party to round off 2014. One of the biggest celebrations this year will be the Amore Festival, which will take place from December 30th to January 2nd, at the Fiera di Roma. It will feature plenty of live acts, dancing and superb food and wine.

For a more traditional celebration, tourists staying in Italian villas around Rome can head to one of the most iconic attractions in the country – the Colosseum. There will be a countdown followed by a huge fireworks display. Piazza del Popolo is another great place for traditional celebrations, including music, dancing and fireworks, and the following day there will also be performers in the square.


Venice is another popular destination for New Year’s Eve in Italy, and St Mark’s Square is the place to go for the countdown. If past years are anything to go by, huge crowds can be expected. The bell in St. Mark’s Campanile will ring out the countdown to the New Year and this will be followed by a fireworks display. For another excellent view of the festivities, head to the Punta della Dogana.


Cortina, in the Veneto region, is another popular place for a New Year’s Eve party. Stunning scenery and mighty mountain peaks surrounds this ritzy ski resort and on the big night there will be a disco, food and fireworks to ring in the New Year.

Anyone planning on booking Italian villas over December and January is advised to get in early in order to be able to enjoy any of these top festivities on New Year’s Eve. These are just a few of the suggestions, but parties are held all through country so visitors can enjoy a night to remember no matter where they stay.

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