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The top 5 best things to do in Rome as a tourist at New Year’s

There are plenty of things to do in Rome during the New Year’s holidays—take some time for yourself


In fact, the New Year’s holiday in Rome lasts at least three days, starting on December 31 and ending on January 2. Above all, the most important and exciting New Year’s event in Rome is definitely on the street itself. Celebrations take place all over the cobblestone lanes and traditional squares of the Eternal City, so you’ll never be at a loss for finding things to do. Here is a quick overview of the top 5 best things to do in Rome at New Year’s.


1) The “Festa di Roma”: the top 5 best things to do in Rome at New Year’s


The “Festa di Roma” is a journey through the city that takes you to its most important places. This event is an authentic street celebration that lets you explore Rome and its beauty. The beating heart of the “Festa” is the Circus Maximus, where you can celebrate the New Year with shows and music.


2) Where to have dinner: the top 5 best things to do in Rome at New Year’s


Before you ring in the New Year, however, you simply must have a wonderful dinner. In Rome, you can choose from a wide selection of excellent restaurants of all types, from a 3-star Michelin to a taverna, where you can taste traditional Roman cuisine, such as agnello, lamb.


3) After dinner, classical music: the top 5 best things to do in Rome at New Year’s

Art and history before New Year’s Eve and the deejay set. Have you ever thought about concerts in churches? Rome is the perfect place. How about the New Year’s Concert, played by the I Virtuosi dell’opera di Roma orchestra, inside the church of St. Paul’s Within the Walls. It is truly an unforgettable experience!


4) Dancing the night away: the top 5 best things to do in Rome at New Year’s


After enjoying a wonderful classical music concert, it’s time for you to dance! If the Circus Maximus didn’t tire you out, continue your celebration in one of the city’s many clubs that bring the city centre to life. Check out locales from Trastevere to Campo de’ Fiori, and that’s just for starters, because there are so many! Let your wild spirit run free!


5) Take a tour on a ‘botticella’: the top 5 best things to do in Rome at New Year’s


Time to sleep! Just a little rest and then … time to go again! When you’re in Rome, there’s no time to waste. Take a ride on a botticella romana—a horse-drawn carriage—that will bring you through the heart of the city centre. It only happens in Rome!


It’s quite difficult to choose only 5 best things to do in Rome at New Year’s, because those are just a drop in the bucket. For any information you may need about the New Year’s Concert, contact us!

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The show starts at 8:00 p.m. at the Church of San Paolo entro le Mura, Via Nazionale, 16/A. The entrance time is from 7:15 p.m.. Show duration approximately 2 hours.
Reductions: Under 18, Students (MAX 27 years), Groups (min 15 pax), Military, Roma Pass.
Warning! the title of the reduction must be shown at the entrance.