Rome is an amazing destination at any time of year, but over Christmas and New Year it's particularly exciting place to be. Its beautiful churches and ancient piazzas are decorated with festive decorations. Before New Year's Eve even arrives, you can enjoy visiting the Christmas markets in Piazza Navona or admiring the Christmas tree at the Saint Peter's Square.
The Piazza del Popolo, located north of the city centre, is the first spot for New Year's Eve celebrations in Rome. By 11:00 p.m. the square will already be crowded with people.
The other epicenter is along the Via de' Fori Imperiale, running between the Colosseum and the Piazza Venezia. Starting with a more-or-less traditional concert
Anothre great place to celebrate is beside the Colosseum, there are live music performances held on Via dei Fori Imperiali, starting around 10 p.m. followed by a midnight fireworks display.
From midnight, there will be fireworks going off all around Rome, for about 15 minutes. You can see fireworks from large monuments and piazzas in Rome. You can do this from Gianicolo Hill, the Piazza del Popolo, and any rooftoop you can get to.
We suggest you to book your Rome accommodation as soon as possible as Rome is very popular destination for holiday season. You will find a range of amazing hotels which also organise New Year's Eve parties with elegant dinner and champagne at midnight.
If you prefer quiet atmosphere choose private accommodation which can be found throughout Rome.
If you plan to celebrate New Year's Even on one of many outdoor venues choose your accommodation close to this place.
On December 31st 2019, Rome's Metro will be running until 3:30 a.m. 2020. Buses will be more frequent than normal. On New Year's Day, Rome's public transportation begins running at 8:00 a.m. For more details about public transportation on New Year's Eve visit the ATAC web-site.
If you plan to take a taxi bear in mind that it will be hard to come by.
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