Events in Rome: events and traditions to celebrate the first day of the year in Rome

New Year's Eve in Rome is a party involving the whole city: events and lots of fun for all ages are everywhere. Thanks to the pedestrian areas, it is possible to walk in the centre from the Lungotevere to the Circus Maximus admiring the shows, the performances and the settings located throughout the city giving life to a great show.

New Year's Day Parade - On the first day of each new year, Rome gets colourful for the New Year's Day Parade, starting from Piazza del Popolo at 3.30pm. It is an international music festival inspired by the great parades of European capitals. The event goes along the main streets: via del Corso, via dei Condotti, Piazza di Spagna, via di Ripetta, to finally get back to Piazza del Popolo. The day is marked by concerts and shows both inside and outside the historical buildings of the capital. Choirs, musicians, orchestras, marching bands will parade from all over the world.

In the squares - Nothing better than to start the new year by the usual appointment that promises 24 hours of non-stop celebration. Artists from all over the world in Piazza Emporio, Giardino degli Aranci, and Circo Massimo. After waiting for the arrival of the new year all together until midnight, the areas will have a space dedicated to children and one to adults. The musical show boasts guests of national importance who perform for tourists and citizens eager to party. A sort of outdoor urban theatre, powered by special sets and acrobatic dancers. The party goes on all night with live DJ sets. All areas of the city are animated, people usually go to celebrate the arrival of the new year with fireworks and bubbles.


New Year's Eve Vintage in Ostia - In Piazza Anco Marzio, you can take part to the vintage celebrations: a day dedicated to the past years where the musical repertoire and the artists offer performances. After the midnight toast with a pyrotechnic show, dances begin among classic Italian light music and foreign songs; a nice and original idea especially for those who miss their past celebrations.

Eur City - The sports complex in the green area where many outdoor camps are located, offers an ideal celebration for families, especially those with small children: a delicious solution that allows to celebrate and fully enjoy the New Year's Eve. In addition to a renowned restaurant, it also has about fifteen rooms where you can relax. The evening offer includes the dinner - classic and vegan - with dishes for the little ones too, access to the ice rink, buffets, drinks and entertainment with bars and DJ sets throughout the night. The children's area is fully equipped, they can sit at the table with the entertainers so that parents can fully enjoy the party. The prices are moderate and the organization is very well done: a nice way to combine dinner and celebrations for the arrival of the first day of the year.

Cinecittà World - For those who want to start the new year in a spectacular and above all different way, it is possible to take part to the party organized by Cinecittà where, on a village that stretches for thirty hectares, a maxi show is staged with seven areas different, three concerts, indoor music stages and seventy artists from all over the world. Also dinner is included and you can choose among four different menus. Many Italian artists set the stage on fire together with live comedians during the evening. In addition to that, the park will completely be decorated by lights and it will be possible to use enjoy carousels; a special occasion even for the children, thanks to the playground, where to listen to fairy tales under the magic tree and the special effects: an ideal evening for everybody to spend time together, even in case of big families and those who have children of different ages.

Villa Farinacci - Those looking for a touch of glamour can take part to this special evening where art meets fun in a completely free event, organized by the IV Municipio and cultural associations. The New Year's concert is an overwhelming popular festival that offers tradition, music and cabaret without forgetting DJ sets and silent disco to please everyone. The residence is decorated by incredible light projections and opens with 60s and 70s music to then meet the new generations. Many artists, sounds and colour games, concluded by the final toast to welcome the new year together. The event is a sort of great live show offering music, local art and culture with many interpretations, artistic expressions and exhibitions designed for those who love true talent. Before the main day, there will always be two inaugural events families can take part to, having an idea of the theme of the evening at Villa Farinacci.

New year in Rome: from street parties to exclusive clubs, the city welcomes everyone
Rome is a special city and being the capital of Italy, on New Year's Eve it really gives its best. You will surely get enchanted by the variety of things to do, from banquets at the open air or in clubs, to music of any kind, evenings based on games, artistic performances, fires in the square, toasts among citizens and much more. The ideas also vary according to the budget, no one is left out, from elegant atmospheres to those that simply celebrate being together, the city manages to offer a multitude of very good and nice proposals designed for the youngest, for adults who want have fun and also for the elderly who want to take part in the party to start a new rippling year.

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25/12/2019
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