Oh, there's no place like Rome for the holidays
December 22, 2016 6:56 AM   Subscribe

ItalyFilter: What's good in Rome on New Year's Eve for a family of six, who range in age from 22 to 60?

My girlfriend and her family are traveling to Rome for ten days over the holidays. Six family members are traveling, and they range in age from 22 to 60. They've all spent a good bit of time in Italy -- her husband did a semester abroad there, so they've seen all the major tourist sites.

As a family, they like to eat delicious food, see interesting historical sites, and enjoy impressive art. They enjoy exploring walkable neighborhoods where tourists don't usually hang out.

They're really not sure what to do on New Year's Eve in Rome or the surrounding area. What's a good way for them to celebrate the New Year? What do locals do to celebrate?

What else should they see that's amazing and off-the-beaten path?
posted by woodvine to Travel & Transportation around Rome, Italy (1 answer total)
When I was in Rome for NYE all the local young people were out in a throng in Piazza Venezia, jostling, setting off firecrackers, drinking, and lightly vandalizing some trucks that had unwisely been left parked out there.

I don't know how helpful that is, except maybe they should plan to be inside if they don't want to be out in a (happy) throng. It was fun though.
posted by fingersandtoes at 10:33 AM on December 22, 2016

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