A lot of energy and adrenaline at this great event in the heart of Bologna. Performing from above on the balcony of Palazzo d’Accursio are Dj Scratchy followed by M+A. The new year will be welcomed in with the traditional burning of the "Vecchione" made by a different artist each year. December 31 - January 1.
There will be lights and colors guiding the curious among the magical stands decorated for Christmas, where you can hunt for new gift ideas, simple but original items, crafts and local food and wine, all in a unique atmosphere that welcomes the holiday season.
Nativity scenes inspired by the sea, mechanical scenes, live Nativities, Nativities in grottos, traditional Neapolitan ones, or traditional scenes in the cities of art: the Nativities will lead you on a suggestive journey, from Piacenza to Rimini, illuminated by the star.
The opportunities to make a toast at the end of the year and welcome 2015 are all fun. From the impressive castles of Parma and Piacenza to the fireworks along the Riviera, from concerts in the squares to big dinners, here are all the events on this magical night.
What not to miss
The last night of the year will be celebrated in the heart of this mosaic city. The musical events will be with the guys from the Officina della Musica di Ravenna, Joe Dibrutto and the dj set of Radio Studio Delta, preceded and followed by guided tours to discover the city. December 31 - January 1.
The city will light up and warm up the spirits of the public who will watch the exciting pyrotechnic show at the Estense Castle with mouths agape in a vortex of music, light and colors. And for those who want to have an even more romantic evening, there will be many gala dinners. December 31.
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What's going on now
Markets filled with delicacies and traditional crafts held in the historic downtowns offer a great opportunity to dig through the stands and find unusual gifts with which to fill your pockets.
What to do
Cappelletti Bologna style, Reggio Emilia style, or Romagna style, boiled meat in every kind of sauce, homemade panettone cake, and a good glass of egg nog. Christmas lunch is served!
The appointments with art in the ancient towns and cities are the right chance to experience the charm of history and admire exhibitions of national and international masterpieces.