If you want a unique experience for the New Year, Rome is the place to be. The ambiance of the city, along with the parties, fireworks, and events, make celebrations very special there. In fact, Rome is a favorite destination for Christmas as well. So, you can plan an extended holiday in the city to send off the year. Here is a list of things you can do to ring in the new year in Rome.

Enjoy the fireworks

Fireworks in Rome are spectacular, against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful structures in the world. The fireworks light up the monuments creating a stunning visual treat. All the famous monuments in Rome are a part of the fireworks display. Make sure that you don’t miss out on this magnificent show.

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo is one of the most popular destinations for merrymakers on the occasion of New Year. Quite a big crowd gathers in the piazza to enjoy musical entertainment, dancing, rock bands and so much more. This is the place to take your family and ring in the New Year together. When in the city for the New Year, take a walk along the church of Santa Maria del Popolo or visit the circus to watch a special show.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum was built to be an entertainment center, meant to house chariot races, gladiator shows, and other such events. On the New Year, the Colosseum comes to life with musical performances. Precisely at midnight, fireworks are fired, and the view is beautiful.

The celebrations at the Colosseum are a blend of the ancient ambiance of the Colosseum and the elements of the modern-day entertainment. Furthermore, you can dine at one of the restaurants at the Colosseum.


If you like music, watch a concert at the Via dei Fori Imperiali. This concert is free. However, the place is crowded. So, make sure that you arrive early and find a spot at the concert. Some of the other locations for concert lovers are Villa Borghese and Centro Storico.