By Samuel Smith
Published: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Next New Year’s Eve, trade your humble backyard barbie for a beach party, street parade or festive feast.
While there’s nothing wrong with low-key celebrations at home, there’s something undeniably special about celebrating the year’s end overseas.
Whether you’re in search of the ultimate party or sweet solitude, here are our top 10 places to ring in in the new year abroad.
10. Rome, Italy
Embrace the new year in one of the most romantic cities on Earth. From the Piazza del Popolo to the Colosseum, Rome’s city streets buzz with excitement as the clock counts down.
Chaotic, in the best way possible, Rome’s grand Piazza del Popolo is the epicentre of the action. Warm up with a mix of traditional Italian music and street performers, then watch the winter night sky explode with a kaleidoscope of colours at midnight.
If you’re keen to party, make a beeline for the Via dei Fori Imperiali, and don’t forget the wine. Join a cacophony of spirited locals at an enormous free New Year’s Eve concert, then count down to midnight, when a stunning fireworks display illuminates the night sky.