New Year’s 2020 in Tuscany: outdoor parties
Celebrate surrounded by the beauty of wonderful squares
From 31 December 2019 to 01 January 2020
Have you decided where to spend New Year's Eve in Tuscany? Are you looking for a special location for the de rigueur countdown on New Year's Eve? At the same time, are you feeling queasy about spending a fortune and, what’s more, getting bored stiff on a never-ending dinner? We have the perfect solution for you! Spend New Year’s Eve in Tuscany and in one of its marvelous squares: the charming Piazza del Campo in Siena, the wonderful Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Piazza Grande in Arezzo just to name a few. Do you like our idea for a low-cost New Year's Eve in Tuscany in the name of beauty? Time to get planning with warm clothes, a great desire to have fun and socialize and read our proposals on where to go on New Year’s Eve in Tuscany.
FLORENCE: MUSIC FOR ALL TASTES!
As for Florence you can find detailed information on the page dedicated to New Year’s Eve and Christmas 2019-2020. In the cradle of the Renaissance you will be spoiled for choice on where to celebrate New Year's Eve in Florence, Italy, thanks to a range of outdoor locations: Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Duomo, Piazza Santissima Annunziata and Piazza San Lorenzo.
SIENA: NEW YEAR'S EVE IN PIAZZA DEL CAMPO AND MORE...
However, Florence is not the only choice to celebrate the New Year in Tuscany. New Year’s Eve in Siena is another absolutely fantastic idea. Can you imagine it? Starting 2020 surrounded by the beauty of Piazza del Campo? With such a start, this can only be a lucky year! From 21.00 you can enjoy Paolo Ruffini’s show ‘Up and Down’ with the Mayor Von Frinzius company which comprises actors with disabilities. It will be precisely their warmth to accompany you until the midnight toast. Next, everybody will hit the dancefloor with plenty of music from the ‘70s, ‘80s but also rock and funck. In short, there will be something for everyone! During New Year’s Eve in Siena, Italy, many locations in the city will burst into life such as Piazza del Mercato, Piazza Indipendenza, Piazza Tolomei, Logge del Papa, the Foyer of the Teatro dei Rinnovati, the Medici Fortress and the square between Via Montanini and Via Banchi di Sopra: here too, music and dance for everyone from tango to swing to DJ sets. Lots of fun also in the Lizza gardens with the ice rink and the land of fun. Even if you do not want to linger in the classic New Year’s Eve dinner, you will nonetheless be able to grab a bite: there will be plenty of tantalizing street-food stalls! In short, New Year’s Eve in Siena, Italy, is surely an option to consider!
AREZZO: PARTIES IN PIAZZA FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020 AND FUN FOR CHILDREN
Even on New Year’s Eve in Arezzo, there will be several locations where to celebrate. The two main ones will be Piazza Grande and Piazza Sant'Agostino, the latter in particular, at the stroke of midnight will be filled with the city’s inhabitants and tourists equally eager to toast to the new year. On New Year’s Eve in Arezzo the mesmerizing launch of the sky lanterns will again take place. With their glow they will illuminate the craziest night of the year! Throughout the city there will also be various activities with entertainment for kids: they too, you know, want to join the party and have fun.
PISA: NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH MUSIC AND COMICITY.
And what is the city of the leaning tower getting up to on New Year’s Eve? This year again, New Year’s Eve in Pisa will repeat the successful format of previous editions: musical entertainment and shows. As part of the celebrations on New Year’s Eve in Tuscany in 2020, in Siena’s Piazza Cavalieri from 10.00 (a stone's throw from the Leaning Tower of Pisa) there will be the show by Dario Ballantini ‘Da Balla a Dalla' where the comedian and imitator will pay homage with outfits and imitations to the great singer-songwriter from Bologna. At the stroke of midnight, the traditional fireworks on the River Arno are another unmissable event of the 2020 New Year’s Eve in Pisa. What’s more, throughout the evening, in Piazza XX Settembre (Logge dei Bianchi) there will be lots of disco-music and dancing to keep you warm!
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN LUCCA: TWO TOASTS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!
Who said Lucca’s folks are stingy? They even celebrate New Year's Eve twice in the same evening and also dish out sparkling wine! What else could you ask for? The main events on New Year's Eve in Lucca will take place in Piazza San Martino. Starting at 22.00 there will be several singers and musicians followed by a double toast. The first time the glasses will be raised, as everywhere in Tuscany on New Year, at the stroke of midnight. Everything will be repeated exactly eighteen minutes later and do you know why? Because, in Lucca, time is based on the hours as told by the sundial located in Via Fillungo. After the second toast, there will also be the traditional award ceremony of the Lucchese of the year, an award dedicated to those who have distinguished themselves for their dedication to the city.
NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020 IN TUSCANY BY THE SEA
Nice idea, don’t you think? The party on New Year’s Eve in Livorno will be located in the beautiful Terrazza Mascagni overlooking the sea. If you are feeling romantic, it could be a great option! The evening will unfold with concerts by local bands and famous artists and will end with a striking show of fireworks over the sea. Some of this year’s guests will be Ivan Cattaneo and Bobo Rondelli, born and bred in Livorno and frontman of ‘Ottavo Padiglione’ but also a poet and actor. Are you afraid of being cold? Insider’s tip: drink a delicious ponce alla livornese, a hot drink made with coffee, spices and alcohol ... you will not feel cold anymore!
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN PISTOIA: A QUIET MEDIEVAL GEM
If your ideal New Year's Eve party in Tuscany is one where you are away from the crowds in an exclusive setting, then the city of Pistoia is just the thing for you. A quaint old historic center “dressed” for the occasion with the greenery of the famous local nurseries and with Christmas lights. A perfect choice also if you are spending New Year’s Eve 2020 with kids. What’s the ideal plan for the evening? Start with a few snacks in one of the bars in Piazza della Sala, then it’s a short walk to Piazza del Duomo where you can toast and cheer and enjoy the concert. After midnight everybody will hit the dancefloor with DJ Mix and the captivating video mapping that will illuminate the buildings of the square.
Good, now that you know almost everything on Tuscany’s New Year’s Eve 2020, where to celebrate New Year’s Eve is entirely up to you! But it would be a shame if you had to do it in a rush! Use this as the opportunity to spend a few days in this wonderful region, taking in its art cities, villages and the heart-warming hills. Visit our portal, in the Tours and Activities section you will find many ideas on how to spend your time with experiences to please everybody: from classic ones to new and unusual ones! Well, the omens for a wonderful Capodanno in Tuscany are all there, make sure you are in good company and you're done! Well, see you in the squares then.......a Happy New Year to everybody!
Period: From 31 December 2019 to 01 January 2020
Event location: Tuscany
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Siena Food tour: delicious and tasty stops in the historical centre of the city
Duration: approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes
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Day trip to Pisa and Lucca from Florence
Duration: approx. 8 hours and 30 minutes