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Celebrating New Year's Eve in Tuscany

Get on your Danicing Shoes & Celebrate Capodanno

Are you planning how to spend New Year's Eve or the first day 2018 in Tuscany? Then you won't be short of options of where to go to celebrate the ringing in of the new year.

If you are based in the city center of Florence you should check out our article dedicated to activites in the city squares (concerts and games for all ages).  

For those of you who are basing yourselves in the Tuscan countryside, and are local for celebrations just a little closer to home, here are just a few of the highlights around Tuscany:


San Casciano Val di Pesa |TEATRO NICCOLINI | Dec. 31, Reservations

Cedric Shannon Rives & Brothers in Gospel

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Cortona | TEATRO SIGNORELLI | Dec 30, Reservations

Eric Waddell & the Abundant Life Gospel Singers

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Prato | TEATRO MESTASTASIO | Jan 1, Reservations

Spirit of New Orleans Gospel Choir in concert on Jan at 5pm

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Pistoia | PIAZZA DEL DUOMO | Dec 31, Free Entrance

some young musicians from Pistoia will entertain the public starting from 10 pm.

Also on December 31st, at 9 pm, in the Sala Maggiore of the Municipality there will be a concert by the Ensamble Armonie in Villa and the Accademia flautistica di Genova.

Livorno celebrating by the seaside

Livorno | TERRAZZA MASCAGNI | Dec 31, Free Entrance

DJ RADIO non stop from 10 pm with music from the '70s to today, group dances and special guest the italian singer Ivana Spagna.

Siena and the New Years

Siena | PIAZZA DEL CAMPO | Dec 31, Free Entrance

DJ SET from 10 pm and concert of the italian group Bandabardò from 11 pm

Pisa | IN THE CITY | Dec 31, Free Entrance

Sunday, December 31 from 6 pm in Piazza del Carmine there will be an itinerant orchestra of Balkan music, while in "Largo Ciro Menotti" the "Girlesque street band" will perform. Between Piazza Garibaldi and Ponte di Mezzo the acrobatic show "La luna bianca" with "La Compagnia dei Folli" and following concert of the "DB Day's Band".

After dinner time, at 10 pm, the orchestras start playing again: the "Girlesque street band" in Piazza del Carmine and the "Zzzzingheri di Maremma" in Piazza delle Vettovaglie. While in piazza Garibaldi Carolina Rey presents the concert of the band "DB Day's Band", followed by the acrobatic show vertical dance and choreographic dances with "La Compagnia dei Folli" and the comic show "Leonardo Fiaschi and Valeria Graci"

The arrival of 2018 will be celebrated with the musical fireworks on the lungarni that will be launched from platforms on the river upstream and downstream from the Ponte di Mezzo, while the music will be spread by 4 towers lyer placed on the 4 sides of the bridge.

To finish around 1 am the acrobatic show "Between Angels and Demons" between Piazza Garibaldi and Ponte di Mezzo and in Largo Ciro Menotti the "Girlesque street band" traveling orchestra.

Livorno | TEATRO GOLDONI | Jan 1, Reservation

New Year's Concert by the ORCHESTRA of the MUSIC INSTITUTE "P. Mascagni "at 6pm


Arezzo | SANT'AGOSTINO SQUARE | Dec. 31 

The New Year's Eve in Arezzo is celebrated in Piazza Sant'Agostino with DJ sets starting from 9 pm. The italian singer Morgan will also participate in the evening, whose performance as a DJ is scheduled around 0.45 am.

Happy New Year to everyone!

Author: Donna Scharnagl

It has been more than 25 years since I took my first steps in Italy and I still haven’t found a good reason to leave.  Between the food, the culture, the history, the art, the landscapes … did I mention the food? I have become a lifelong student. It didn't take long to learn that Italians all have stories that long to be told; stories that paint a picture of how hard work produces character, how life is made of ups and downs and how good it feels to laugh.


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