Bologna New Year's Eve 2019

Fireworks, Events, Parties, Hotels, Restaurants


New Years Eve in Bologna will be a night to remember, so if you do fancy an Italian break away, this beautiful city is well worth the visit. From impressive piazzas, perusing museums, climbing towers, walking the porticoes or just relaxing with some great food, wine and, throughout December, a wonderful festive atmosphere.

The city is illuminated with fairy lights, there are buskers in the streets and Christmas trees and festive garlands are abundant around the city making for a lovely scene.
Visit the Santa Lucia Christmas Market at Chiesa dei Servi on Strada Maggiore  or the other Christmas Market on  Via Altabella, they are quite low key, but it’s always nice to have a lookie! Chase away the chill of winter with a cup of hot chocolate while you people watch in one of the many great cafes.

Things to do

The main event for New Years Eve in Bologna is on Piazza Maggiore and it will be crazy busy as people jostle for a position to see the live entertainment and also the traditional burning of the Vecchione for the Rogo del Vecchione. There is usually a live DJ set played from Palazzo del Podestà balcony, so a great party atmosphere along with fireworks in the Piazza and throughout the city.
Check out the bars and restaurants for some special New Years Eve celebrations, many advertise their events closer to the time, so if you fancy an elegant gala dinner or an evening spent with friends and family in a good restaurant, Bologna has something for everyone.
Bologna has a fantastic selection of restaurants for your dining requirements, for New Years Eve, book your table in advance to avoid missing out:
I Carracci RistorantePizzartist
Sfoglia Rina
Gessetto Ristorante

NYE Live Streaming, Webcams

Currently No Live webcam that I can find for Piazza Maggiore.

New Years Eve Hotels

Bologna is a beautiful place to stay so make sure you book your New Years Eve accommodation in plenty of time:
Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni
Hotel Corona d'Oro 1890
Aemilia Hotel
Royal Hotel Carlton

You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.

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