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5 top details not to be missed when organizing a luxury New Year’s Eve

How to celebrate 2021 New Year's Eve on the shores of Lago Maggiore

The New Year’s Eve we are going to celebrate wouldn’t probably be the most sparkling and exotic one, but we will truly remember it for a long time, as it is for 2020. We will celebrate at home, with few friends, but happiness, luxury and elegance won’t be missed. 

Everything gets easier when you own a beautiful villa with Lago Maggiore view. And it is the stunning lake view indeed what will make the evening exclusive and romantic. Here are some tips by our experts at Engel & Völkers, perfect if you don’t want to forget about anything and live a special New Year’s Eve. 


Lago Maggiore villas make the perfect set for a private and luxury party. When it comes to decorating your home, then make space for the typical New Year’s Eve colors, like silver, gold and red, which you can use to decorate everything, from the dinner table to the ornaments in the living room. 

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Part of the atmosphere will depend on the lighting. If you want to organize a sparkling party, then you should use many spotlights, including LEDs and candles. Last but not least, don’t forget about the plants, to enrich the room. Specifically, mistletoe is a must: it’s a typical symbol for celebrations and its red berries give a touch of color to the environment.

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New Year’s Eve dinner means celebrating some rites, like cooking cotechino with lentils, a dish which is considered to bring luck to those who eat it. And we can also allow ourselves some extra luxury, which we usually deny ourselves. 

Make room for refined (and expensive) ingredients like white truffle, but also caviar, coquillages and shellfish. To enjoy the party at its fullest, the perfect solution is represented by a personal chef: you will benefit from a menu and service like if you were at a restaurant, but with every comfort your house can provide. 


Speaking of wine, you can’t miss the sparkling ones (especially Champagne). And also a nice red wine, to accompany the main course. Among the most famous Italian brands we have Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino, Amarone (or some outsiders for connoisseurs). 

Looking beyond the Alps, what better wine than an aged pinot noir from Borgogna?

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This New Year’s Eve dress code wants less paillettes and more homewear, connecting style to comfort. For example, a jacquard sweater with patterns in red, gold and green. If you want a touch of luxury, then choose to wear a fine jewel: a necklace or a vintage armband or a precious ring. 


New Year’s Eve most important moment is the countdown, leading us into the new year, and is usually followed by improvised pyrotechnics here and there. Our suggestion this year is to avoid noisy celebrations and allow yourself to do something more significant, like throwing Chinese lanterns in the sky. 

You’ll get a romantic and amazing effect, which fits perfectly with the enchanting atmosphere of Lago Maggiore. And when the time comes to say “cheers”, you will drink a refined wine, maybe a Saten from the neighbour Franciacorta, perfect for the occasion. 

So another year with your trusted real estate agent has gone. Let’s meet in 2021 and flick through the most beautiful houses for sale Lago Maggiore and live the emotion of buying (or selling) your dream home.

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