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City Festival "La Festa di Roma"

The city of Rome is organizing a big festival for New Year’s Eve and New Year, which is entitled “The Nature” . The celebration begins on December 31, 2019 at 9 pm. Between New Year’s Eve and New Year, the festival includes 100 events with 1,000 artists from all over the world. Admission to the festival is free. At this festival you should definitely bring your own drinks. For access to the Circus Maximus, five entrances with security controls are foreseen. You are not allowed to bring any glass bottles. Estimates expect around 40,000 visitors.

Circo Massimo 21 – 3

Metro B Circo Massimo – Colosseo. The metro runs until 3:30 in the night.


Other Events Schedule :

21:00 Ascanio Celestini tells a story of the earth, accompanied by the children’s orchestra Rustica X Band

22:00 The aerial acrobats from Andalusia Aerial Jockey Strada show their spectacle “Sylphes” Music: PMCE – Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble

Midnight: Fireworks with musical accompaniment by the PMCE – Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble

then DJ set of British pop icon Skin and her band Skunk Anansie Indie Rock, House and Electro


Fireworks on New Year's Eve

At midnight there is a fireworks display of the Roman municipal utilities on the Palatine Hill. However, in 2019 the fireworks were pretty puny. I spent a quarter of an hour wondering when it would finally start, and then the fireworks were already over.

The current ruling Roman city administration has been trying to ban fireworks for years . The decree of the mayor of Rome of December 21, 2016 to ban fireworks in the urban area from December 29, 2016 to January 1, 2017 has been suspended by the Regional Administrative Court on December 28, 2016. On December 30, 2018, a ban was announced for December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019. Nevertheless, there were quite impressive fireworks in the city.


Fireworks watching

If you go to the city festival on the circus Maximus, you will see the fireworks on the Palatine sponsored by the utility company.

You can watch fireworks very well from the various viewpoints. Many Romans go to the terrace of the Gianicolo or to the Pincio.


Rome New Year's Day 2020

On New Year’s morning in Rome, apart from the events around the Circus Maximus, it is very quiet. If you want to go for a walk, you should watch out for any unexploded bollards.

For the Pope’s Mass, you must order the invitation cards in good time at the Prefecture of the Papal Household. One can also consider a church visit or, in good weather, a trip to the sea to Ostia. Just take the local train from the Pyramid to Ostia Lido. You can use the normal ticket AB for city traffic.



Events New Year's Day 2020


Almost all museums are closed on 1 January. The following museums are open 14-20:

Capitoline Museums – Markets of Trajan – Ara Pacis – Museo di Roma in Piazza Navona – Museo di Roma in Trastevere – Museo Napoleonico – Museum of Ancient Sculpture Giovanni Barracco

The archaeological area of ​​the Circus Maximus 10-16



Many restaurants in Rome offer a New Year’s Eve menu. If you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a nice menu in a good restaurant in Rome, you definitely need to make a reservation. For the search I recommend Tripadvisor . You will find all the information on any New Year’s Eve menus including the prices and you can book directly online without having to deal with any communication problems on the phone.


Christmas and New Year’s Eve restaurants

How to find an open restaurant in Rome on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, you will learn here. Christmas and New Year’s Eve restaurants in Rome>


Public transportation

The metro runs from 5:30 am on December 31, 2019, to 2:30 am on January 1, 2020. Also the line to Ostia Lido and the line Rome-Flaminia Montebello leave until 2:30. From 2:30 the lines nMA, nMB, nMB1, nMC and nME run along the metro lines and the line to Ostia.

Bus and tram: Last departure on December 31 at 9 pm.

From 9pm to 3:30am, the following lines operate:

Bus H: Termini piazza Venezia-Trastevere-Gianicolense-Bravetta / Capasso

Bus 128: Metro B San Paolo-viale Marconi-via della Magliana-via Crocco

Bus 170: Eur Agricoltura-viale Marconi-piazza Venezia-Nazionale-Termini

Bus 200: piazza Mancini-Ponte Milvio-corso Francia-via Flaminia-station Prima Porta

Bus 280: piazza Mancini-Lepanto Metro A-Piramide Metro B-station Ostiense Fs

Bus 301: Grottarossa via Cassia-Ponte Milvio-Lepanto Metro A-piazza Augusto Imperatore

Bus 336: Conca d’Oro Metro B1-Vigne Nuove-Fidene-via Quarrata

Bus 544: Stazione Sant’Agnese / Annibaliano Metro B-Monti Tiburtini-Stazione Gardenia Metro C-stazione Parco di Centocelle Metro C

Bus 766: via Andrea Millevoi-Grottaperfetta-Metro B San Paolo-Stazione Trastevere

Bus 881: via Avanzini-via della Pisana via Gregorio VII via Paola

Bus 905: metro A Cornelia via Boccea via Casal Selce-Casalotti-Malagrotta

Bus 913: Ottavia / via Tarsia via Trionfale-viale delle Medaglie d’Oro

Bus MA13: from Metro A Cipro to Metro A Cornelia

On 1st January 2020 the holiday schedule starts from 8 am

Information on the regional and national rail connections can be found in the Trenitalia booking portal.