Italy has many traditions surrounding its holidays and La Festa di San Silvestro
and Il Capodanno
, New Year's Eve and Day, are no exception. As with most Italian festivals, food plays a major role, and La Festa di San Silvestro
includes feasting on traditional New Year's Eve fare. Fireworks are also common at Italian festivals and many towns in Italy will have big fireworks displays as well a music and entertainment in the town's main square.
On New Year's Eve Italians celebrate with music, dancing, and parties, but you'll still find some traditional festivals like the Fat Ox Fair in Bologna, Fiera del Bue Grasso. Some smaller towns in the south still practice the tradition of Lo Sciuscio and some people still throw their old things out the window.
Here's how the Italians celebrate New Year's Eve in Italy and some special places to go for a big Italian New Year's festival, fireworks display, or party.
More New Year's Eve for Travelers: Find out about the best places to party in Europe with New Year's Eve in Europe from Europe for Visitors and check out the best parties around the world with Student Travel's New Year's Eve Parties Worldwide.