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5 alternative ways to celebrate the Venetian New Year 2021

It will be an alternative New Year. But for those lucky enough to experience it in Venice it will still be beautiful​

It will be a New Year for a few close friends, gathered at home. No party in the square, and not even large gatherings within the private walls. To exorcise the year that fortunately passes away (2020) and celebrate what is to come (hopefully much better), we will have to invent new rites and alternative celebrations. Here are 5 tips to experience New Year's Eve 2021 in Venice.

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New Year's Eve also means a refined dinner, in one of the many gourmet restaurants in Venice ready to delight your palate with superfine dishes. This year the premises will be closed, but many kitchens will still be in turmoil to bring their dishes into the homes of the Venetians. Why not experience the thrill of a starred delivery? Just put the ready-made dishes on the table, without having to skewer beforehand (and waste too much time washing afterwards).


"10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... Greetings !!!" Year after year the ritual is always the same: friends to mark the countdown in chorus, the midnight toast, the fireworks that begin to light up the sky and - consequently - the canals of the city.

This year we will have to invent something new. Technology comes to our aid, and we are confident that many will greet the new year in streaming with loved ones. Hoping that the line does not slow down at its most beautiful.


He, she, Venice at the window. What's more romantic than the situation just described? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Venice is the icon of romanticism, a city where every corner is permeated with sensuality and mystery. A New Year's Eve for two in Venice must be the least of your worries, indeed it can become an excellent opportunity to be overwhelmed once again by the beauty of this city, to be admired from the window (or even better, if you are lucky owners, from a terrace open to the canals.


Those who have some children at home, on the other hand, certainly cannot think too much about romance. How to spend the last evening of the year? With cinemas closed, you'll have to settle for a good TV marathon. The many streaming platforms come to help. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney + the choice is almost endless. Just make some popcorn and that's it.


New Year's Eve at home, but don't give up on luxury. From decorations (space for gold, silver, something red: without exaggerating, so as not to lose elegance), to the mise en place on the table; from the dress code (this year the trend is home wear, always sought after, however), to the toast (Champagne or a good classic Italian method sparkling wine): every detail will contribute to spending an evening however exclusive. Because let's face it: those who can spend a day (or an evening) in Venice whenever they want, enjoy one of the most beautiful fortunes in the world.

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