Spending a New Years Eve in Rome would mean a great dose of fun and excitement as the ancient city unfolds a treasure chest of pleasant surprises for its visitors. Happening parties take places across the city on December 31st and people immerse themselves in night-long wild celebrations to ring in the New Year in great style. A vacation at this time of the year will leave you with memories of some unforgettable moments.
A great way to capture the traditional way of Romans to usher in the New Year is to visit the Piazza del Popolo. It is the site ofRome’s biggest and most happening annual party. Annual celebrations of the New Years Eve at Piazza del Popolo draw a huge crowd each year. Superb musical and dance performances continue the whole night on the day before the New Year.
Catch the fireworks lighting up Rome’s skyline as you mill around Piazza del Popolo. You can also dance the night away at this famous site and enjoy the pulsating music played out loud over here. Watch some of the centuries-old Italian traditions being performed at the Piazza del Popolo and feel the essence of the Roman culture at the time of the New Year’s Eve.
Rock bands play music at the square for the entire night to ring in the New Year. Enjoy the sounds of the classical symphonies and gaze at the sky to take in spectacular views of the fireworks. The official show of fireworks is also organized at the square and people come out with their families and friends at the square to be a witness to this spectacle.
Pop up the bubbly as the clock strikes midnight and welcome the New Year by sapling some great Roman wine. However, be careful when you go out there to enjoy champagne at the Square with your loved ones as you might see some flying corks coming your way. Romans like to celebrate with drinks on the Roman streets and so you might come across huge number of alcohol bottles being sprayed about. Also, look out when you enjoy a leisurely walk with your loved ones on the Roman streets and capture the madness as locals still follow the New Year ’s Eve tradition of throwing waste outside their balconies.
The best part about the New Years Eve celebrations at the Piazza del Popolo is that it does not cost anything. You can enjoy official fireworks show, performances of musical bands, rock artists and acrobats all for free.
You can also ring in the New Year by being at the Colosseum on Via dei Fori Imperiali Another that hosts live musical performances. It is also a good spot to take in the wonderful sights of colorful midnight fireworks.
For those who wish to stay away from the madness surrounding the New Year Eve’s celebrations centered around the traditional square can head to the church of Santa Mariadel Popolo. Look at the exhibits of traditional nativity scenes from different regions acrossItalyand other countries of the world.
Attend a classical music concert held outdoors on the square in front of the Quirinale, off Via Nazionale for a magnificent celebration of the New Years Eve in Rome.