Celebrate New Years Eve 2018 in Italy

You are visiting Italy current New Year and extremely excited to explore the celebration happening in Venice and Rome. Discover the Italian New Year traditions to know more about the festivities and ritual of this awaited holiday.

New Years Eve in Italy


On visiting any part of the remarkable country you can find various Italian New Year customs. Florence, Naples, Turin, Rome, Verona and Venice are the locations where there are many families who enjoy New Year 2018 in traditional style. New Year celebrations are spread for 3 days. People held special dinners, gathering and trade gifts during this period.

New Year Celebrations

The Romans prepare for the New Year celebrations with excellent joy and excitement. The New Year is called as “January Kalends”. The preparations begin with decoration of homes and job locations. Lights are placed and greenery is given much favorite during the New Year Italian decoration.

The people of Italy wear clothes and trade gifts on these days. The gifts play an extremely important role in bringing fortune to houses. People are additional careful in selecting the actual presents for their loved ones. The Italian New Year gifts items that are considered extremely luck sweet, Silver, honey jar, Gold, coins, money and lamps. Every gift denotes something very unique specs and this is one the reason that Italian people love expending their happiness by sharing these gifts.

Honey signifies peace and sweetness; gold with other valuable metals are to bring prosperity and lumps are to light up the year with glow.

New Year delicious food

In Italy, food is given much upper hand while celebrating the Italian New Year customs. The customs vary from region to locations but, some of the big items never changes. Cake or sweet break is clicked and served in most of the places of Italy. This food item symbolizes wealth and hope for New Year.

Lentils are considered extremely lucky in Italy and these are used with the New Year traditional meals. The black eyes peas are known as fortune brining food item. It symbolizes wealth and since, they are green it is truly auspicious. Pork with oily sausages signifies fattening wallets.

For unique dinner as one of the important Italian New Year traditions different cuisines are prepared and loved with all the family members. Here is the menu of Italian New Year meal.

  • In dessert, plain cake, pig shaped cookies and other Greek cuisines are very famous in the New Years Italian Eve.
  • Cole Slaw or you can go with salad Cabbage
  • Black-eyed peas and ham

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