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New Year's Eve in Venice, Italy

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Enjoy romance and fireworks on the canals of Venice, one of GAYOT's Top New Year's Destinations


Venice, Italy: Romance and Fireworks on the Canals

For La Festa di San Silvestro (New Year's Eve), Venice knows how to do things right. The music, fireworks and toast in St. Mark's Square culminate with a communal kiss at midnight. Enjoy Concerto di Capodanno, the New Year's concert at La Fenice Theater, to start your evening; then join the revelry that lasts until dawn, when locals watch the sunrise and take a dip at Lido Beach. Or party all night and catch the concert on New Year's Day morning. Make sure to try a traditional lentil dish, which symbolizes good fortune, and beware of those few people still participating in the custom of throwing old things out windows to symbolize preparation for the New Year. If you're still in town on the sixth, don't miss the Befana races, where men clad like women race boats along the Grand Canal.

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