Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Venice is a unique opportunity to discover this city as a couple, with friends or family. A city full of romantic canals, palaces and bridges, where every corner is discovered calmly walking through its alleys or sailing in a gondola. Venice is a magical city and in these dates much more. Decorated with hundreds of Christmas lights and the mysterious atmosphere of so many people hidden behind their masks on New Year’s Eve, your New Year’s getaway will be a memorable experience!
The New Year’s Eve in Venice is a unique night that is celebrated with a big party in the charismatic Piazza di San Marco dyed white with millions of Christmas lights that illuminate this magical night. Live music, fireworks and millions of masks welcome the New Year in this crowded Masquerade in which Venetians and tourists mix and toast for a “Felice Anno Nuovo”. There are other ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve: like the luxury gala at the La Fenice theater, whose opera concerts have become one of the most recognized worldwide; or the celebration at the Palazzo Barbarigo-Monotti, where the most famous arias sound with the Grand Canal as a backdrop.
If you are looking for a restaurant for the last dinner of the year, we recommend that you book it in advance and do not forget to take “lenticchie” or lentils, as the Italian tradition states that those who eat lentils at the end of the year will have economic prosperity in the new year . Be that as it may, in Capodanno, get involved with the joy of the Venetians, dance with your mask and get lost among narrow streets and canals in a trip to the past to toast the New Year! And if you are brave, join on January 1 to the traditional New Year’s bath on the Blue Moon beach of Lido di Venezia. After which, hot culinary specialties and entertainment for adults and children are offered.