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Home Guide to New Year's Eve events 2014-2015

Guide to New Year's Eve events 2014-2015

Here is a quick look at the festive events on schedule for New Year's Eve, ready to enliven the many squares and historic centers around the region.  An invitation to participate and share in the joy with friends and loved ones with the many events planned to close out 2014 in the best way possible.

Starting from the coast, the most highly anticipated celebration is surely that of "Rimini, the longest New Year's celebration in the world". The great musical show in piazzale Fellini will be the high point of this event with Max Gazzè, Daniele Silvestri and Niccolò Fabi who will toast with the audience in this splendid piazza, just a stone's throw away from the sea and the Grand Hotel. This will be followed by breathtaking fireworks.  The evening will be both special and long for all those who participate in the celebrations here with many other new events, from the festivities downtown, in the symbolic places of the city, with free admission, to the parties in the most trendy clubs in Rimini.

In Riccione you can spend New Year's Eve and Day in the company of Radio Deejay with Rudy Zerbi and Andrea & Michele.  The trio will host this last evening of the year in a stream of cover bands, dj sets and surprise guests.  The celebrations will continue in the late afternoon on January 1st together with comics, wizards and athletes who will engage the audience.

Good music and fun will rule also during the magical night in Cesenatico, where the audience will be warmed up by the festive concert of Mirko Casadei Beach Band while waiting for the spectacular and exciting pyrotechnic show at midnight and the toast with sparkling wine offered to everyone.

A party in the square also in the seaside town of Gatteo where the first day of the year Moreno 'Il Biondo' Conficconi will perform the classics of "liscio", the legendary Moka Club will take you back to the magic of the '70s and '80s, and Caiman will make you dream of the warm Latin-American atmosphere.

In Milano Marittima the celebrations will begin on December 27 with Fahion Night, a special evening of fashion, music, events and discounts for shopping in the best boutiques.  At midnight visitors must meet up at the Rotonda 1° Maggio to see the great show of fire, water and lights.

Not very far away, at the Salt Storehouses in Cervia another preview will follow on December 28 with a selected tasting of wines and local products from Emilia Romagna.  Also at the Salt Storehouses, New Year's in Cervia and Milano Marittima will be celebrated starting with the big New Year's Eve dinner.  After that, there will be an exciting pyrotechnic show with music and special effects that will culminate with the "burning" of the Salt Storehouse Dock.  The evening will go live with Radio Bruno.  In Piazza Garibaldi the night will be dedicated to Brazilian rhythms with the group the Caracoles.

But also the cities of art have some surprises.


Warming up the square in New Year's Eve in Ravenna is the great music of the boys of the Officina della Musica di Ravenna, the electrifying concert-show of Joe Dibrutto and the lively DJ set until late into the night with Radio Studio Delta.  An evening dedicated to rock and electronic music with two Djs from Ravenna will be hosted at the Arteficerie Almagià for the end of the year, and things will get started in the early afternoon with guided tours to discover downtown and will continue until January 1.

Very welcoming is, as every year, New Year's Eve in Ferrara - the very romantic Unesco city - with the participation of many artists in the square.  Here warming people up will be the spectacular burning of the Castle, when at midnight, lights, colors, and fireworks will light up the castle along with exciting musical accompaniment.  And for those who, while waiting for the big moment, would like to go to a gala dinner, they can choose between the Banquet of the Dukes dEste, inside the guest rooms of the Castle in which guests are invited to celebrate the end of the year surrounded by the magical renaissance atmosphere, and the New Year's Gala in the Sale del Ridotto of the Teatro Comunale of Ferrara, full of elegance and music.

In Piazza Maggiore for the Bologna New Year's “from above" and Burning of the "Veccchione" no less than Barry Myers alias dj Scratchy will perform from the central balcony of Palazzo dAccursio inundating the public with streams of punk and ska, and also rock, and even electronic beats.  Next the Italian electronic due M+A will put on a show that is half dj-set half live show.  But at midnight, all eyes will be on the burning of the the traditional Vecchione made by a well known artist, this year by Andreco, representing the past year.

In Modena hugs and kisses at midnight will include vibrant music and lots of excitement.  And where can you find another New Year's celebration like this?  If you are a rocker at heart, come to Piazza Grande (Unesco site).  Performing is Enrico Ruggeri in an evening organized by Radio Bruno and peppered with many dj sets before and after midnight.

For those who want to enjoy an elegant evening, the Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza offer memorable moments among elegant dinners, celebrations with dancing, fireworks and candlelight tours of the manors.  You can choose among the 13th century Tower of the Castello di Scipione dei Marchesi Pallavicino (PR), the Rocca San Vitale di Fontanellato (PR), the Historic Home 12 Monaci a Fontevivo (PR),  the Relais Fontevivo (PR), the Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello (PR), the Leon D’Oro (PR), the Palazzo dalla Rosa Prati (PR), the Residenza Torre di San Martino (PC), the Castello di Gropparello (PC), the Castello di Rivalta (PC), the Castello Malaspina di Gambaro (PC), the Residenza d’Epoca Torre del Borgo (PC), the Locanda del Re Guerriero (PC), and the Rocca d’Olgisio (PC).

But the events of the longest night of the year do not end here: our calendar of New Year's parties, always updated, offers the best initiatives in the region and wishes everyone a Happy New Year!

Last modified Dec 18, 2014

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