Venice Italy New Year Eve  |  An Unforgettable Experience 
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What a great experience! The Venice Italy New Year event is significant at the Piazza San Marco in Venice's heart. Here is the city's countdown.

Venice Italy New year

The entire square is packed with people, and at 0.00 p.m., across the dock of Piazza San Marco, you can see beautiful fireworks.

Be on time; Arriving at this square around 9 pm is better. This is a time to get a sweet spot standing with your friends in the crowd.

My tip for celebrating New Year's Eve is to bring your bottle of wine or some drinks! And don't forget to give each other 0:00 an unforgettable hug and kiss!

You can see the countdown clock on the St. Mark's Campanile Tower. A great tip is also that you can watch the fireworks from many other places in Venice. The fireworks are in front of the Doge's Palace in the lagoon. A quieter place, perhaps more romantic...

You can join an event during the days around New Year. There are several festivals, mostly in the larger (more luxurious) hotels.

But these events are pretty pricey, and most are already fully booked. I recommend wandering around Piazza San Marco.

Or go to Campo Santa Margherita after midnight, where you'll see hilarious drunk people...

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Here is my Top 10 of best experiences & tips for enjoying New Year's Eve in Venice:

Visit the opera house La Fenice. This event is exceptional when you manage to get a ticket here. But I know you are not all opera lovers... 

Instead, there are plenty of places with a party, on the street, on a square, or maybe you can still find a friendly pub or club site.

Also, note if you want to dine in a restaurant. Reserve this evening in early advance. Most restaurants have special menus for New Year's Eve, but the price is expensive, and most places are fully booked. You can also do a simple pizza or another simple dinner.

Christmas-Tree-NewYearThe Great Christmas tree at San Marc Square is still there during New Year's eve.

Celebrating New Year's Eve in Venice, Italy, is a magical experience. The city's romantic ambiance, stunning architecture, and lively atmosphere make it a fantastic place to ring in the new year.

A website tells you all the essential and beautiful events during Venice Italy new year. They give tips for parties. Go to their website and find out about New Year's Eve parties in Venice >

1. Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square):

  • The heart of Venice, Piazza San Marco, comes alive on New Year's Eve. The square is beautifully illuminated, and a large crowd gathers to celebrate. There's often live music and entertainment to keep the atmosphere festive.

2. Fireworks Over the Lagoon:

  • One of the highlights of New Year's Eve in Venice is the spectacular fireworks display over the Venetian Lagoon. Find a good vantage point along the waterfront or on one of the many bridges to enjoy the show.

3. Midnight Toast in St. Mark's Square:

  • As the clock strikes midnight, join the crowd in St. Mark's Square for the traditional midnight toast. Locals and tourists celebrate with a glass of Prosecco, and exchange wishes for the new year.

4. Dinner at a Local Restaurant:

  • Venice is famous for its cuisine, so consider making a reservation at a cozy, traditional Venetian restaurant. Many restaurants offer special New Year's Eve menus with delicious dishes like seafood risotto and panettone for dessert.

5. Midnight Gondola Ride:

  • For a truly romantic and unique experience, you can arrange a private gondola ride on the canals around midnight. It's a memorable way to welcome the new year and take in the beauty of Venice at night.

6. Attend a New Year's Eve Concert:

  • Check for any special New Year's Eve concerts or events in the city's historic churches or theaters. Venice has a rich musical heritage, and attending a classical concert can be a sophisticated way to celebrate.

7. Dress for the Occasion:

  • Venice is known for its elegant style, so consider dressing up for the occasion. Many locals and tourists wear formal or stylish attire for New Year's Eve celebrations.

8. Book Accommodation in Advance:

  • Venice can get quite crowded during the holiday season, so booking your accommodation well in advance is essential to secure a place to stay.

9. Be Mindful of Crowds and Pickpockets:

  • With large crowds gathering in popular areas like St. Mark's Square, be cautious of pickpockets. Keep your belongings secure and be aware of your surroundings.

10. Embrace the Venetian Spirit:

  • Finally, embrace the Venetian Spirit of celebration and camaraderie. New Year's Eve in Venice is not just about the fireworks and festivities; it's about being a part of the city's unique charm and culture.

New Year's Eve in Venice is a particular time. With the proper planning and spontaneity, you can create cherished memories to start the new year on a high note. Enjoy the beauty, the food, the music, and the company of fellow revelers as you bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one in this enchanting city.

Start refreshed a new year? Enjoy...

...Venice Italy New Year with a New Year's Dive!!!

NewYearsEve-VeniceSan Marc Square during my misty New Year's Eve. At this time, there were no fireworks at the lagoon. People had to enjoy themselves waiting for Torre dell'Orologio to hit 12 a clock!

Another remarkable thing in Venice is their New Year's Dive on New Year's Day. This event is on the Lido island at the beach. You go here by vaporetto and walk towards the beach and the Blue Moon Beach Bar. The dive is about 12:00 in the afternoon. Bring your towel, and you will have a memorable experience when you've done it.

And you will be immediately rid of your hangover... Good luck! Let me know how it was! facebook.com/NaarVenetie


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