Duration: 4 Days
Duration: 4 Days
Experience the New Year in Italy with an exclusive program for 4 days. You stay in a beautiful hotel within walking distance to the opera house. On New Year’s Eve, you will see a Ballet or an opera at the Teatro alla Scala Milan or the famous New Year’s concert at the Teatro La Fenice or in Florence at the Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino.
With a typical gourmet New Year’s Eve dinner “Cenone” welcome the New Year in an elegant restaurant. Overall a balanced program with leisure time for private hours.
Milan – Visit to an event at La Scala in Milan followed by a Cenone or a concert in Duomo Square to welcome in the New Year
Venice – Visit to the New Year’s Concert at the Teatro la Fenice, followed by a feast and fireworks at midnight on St. Mark’s Square
Florence – Concert at the Teatro del Maggio followed by a feast
In German language only
Spend the turn of the year on the Mediterranean, on the Italian Riviera with its mild temperatures.
You will visit the beautiful towns of Camogli, Portofino and the Cinque Terre, which radiate a pleasant calm at this time. On a trip to the port city of Genoa with its pretty streets and historic port, you can experience Die Fledermaus in the Teatro Carlo Felice.
The trip to Liguria with the visit of Genoa and the Cinque Terre as well as a performance of the bat at the Teatro Carlo Felice takes place in a small group and includes all transfers and meals together. The booking trip is ideal for single travelers and couples who do not want to travel with their own car. There are only a few places left.
This 6 day trip takes place in a small group of 10 to 17 people and you have consistently a German tour guide.
This new year’s trips are very popular as a special Christmas present and therefore quickly sold out. Please make a reservation with a minimum of two months’ lead time, otherwise, tickets for the Teatro alla Scala and Teatro La Fenice will be sold out. The theatre reserves the right to postpone dates and performances or to change the cast. We do not take responsibility for this.
The city tour takes place in all weather and we recommend comfortable footwear. If you would like to visit museums or the cathedral inside, please indicate this when booking so that we can get the tickets in time.
As we know, eating well with friends is a very important part of Italian life. Especially on New Year’s Eve, which is celebrated with the big New Year’s Eve menu, the Cenone. This consists of many courses, each of which is served with the appropriate type of wine. Traditionally there is fish and seafood, but in the mountainous regions, it is more meat dishes.
Many restaurants offer the Cenone. Then dance music plays and in between, you try your luck at the lottery.
At midnight, as everywhere else, they toast with spumante and welcome the new year with rockets, as far as the environment allows.
In order for the new year to bring luck and enough money, lentils with cotechino are eaten right at the beginning of the year. The tradition has been around since the Roman Empire. Lentils in a leather pouch were given to each other with the wish that they would turn into gold coins. However, this tradition is no longer widespread today, and the desire for a windfall has remained.
Other foods such as pomegranates and grapes are also important as a wish for happiness and wealth.
Cotechino is a boiled pork sausage that is cooked for about 2 hours when you get it fresh from the butcher. You can also get pre-cooked cotechino in the supermarket.
Alternatively, you can eat the lentils with zampone, a stuffed pig’s foot.
On New Year’s Eve, men and women traditionally wear all kinds of red underwear. In this way, you can ensure happiness in love for the whole of the coming year.
You may have wondered why the shop windows are filled with red lingerie after Christmas.
Pope Silvestro I died in Rome on December 31, 335. The Christian festival of San Silvestro was already celebrated in his honor in ancient Rome. Today it is called Capodanno in Italy and is a happy but little Christian celebration.