Best Guide To New Years Eve In Rome 2017

If you will be spending New Years Eve In Rome no doubt you will be wondering what you can do to celebrate the coming New Year.

Why don’t you take a look at our 5 suggestions to have the best time in Rome for New Year:

Enjoy The Craic At Scholar’s Lounge Irish Pub

Probably the most popular and biggest pub in Rome, Scholar’s Lounge is an Irish American Pub close to Piazza Venezia that is open until around 6am on New Years Day in Rome.

If you are lookin for a party atmosphere and great fun, then this is the place to be for tourists and many locals to party through the night.

Entry is free before 11pm and the DJ plays until 6am

You can find Scholars Lounge next to the prime minister’s residence at

Scholar’s Lounge, 101b Via dei Plebiscito, Roma, 00186

Finnegan Begin Again

The most popular pub with expats, this is less touristy than Scholar’s Lounge, much smaller but with a much friendlier and homely atmosphere.

Located in the best area of Rome – Monti, Finnegan’s Irish pub is very close to the Coliseum although the easiest way to get there is by Line B of the Metro System to Cavour station.

You can find Finnegans at:

Finnegan’s Irish Pub, Via Leonina 66, Rome 00186.

Shamrock Italian Irish Pub

Just down the road from the Coliseum and around 10 mins walk from Finnegans, you can find the Shamrock.  Although this is in Irish pub, it is very popular with Roman Italians and certain expats.

In fact, this is where most of the expat tour guides of Rome drink.  New Years Eve is always heaving in Shamrock, everyone is super friendly and the party goes on to the early hours.

Shamrock Pub, Via del Colosseo 1C, 00184, Roma, Italy

Coliseum at New Years Eve
Coliseum at New Years Eve

See The Fireworks

Like all major capital cities, Rome will put on a large fireworks display at the begining of the New Year.

In Rome, the best places to congregate for New Year are the Coliseum and the Vittorio Emanuelle II monument at Piazza Venezia.

These two places always attract large crowds and the atmosphere is always special.  These places also have the advantage of being close to the three pubs mentioned above!!

If however, you want to have a great vantage point to see the beauty of the Rome fireworks display, then you may also consider going to the summit of the Gianicolo Hill to gaze over the skyline of Rome as the colours explode before you.

Piazza del Popolo

In addition to Piazza Venezia and the Coliseum mentioned above, another large meeting point for revellers is Piazza del Popolo.  Translated as the People’s Square, this Piazza attracts thousands of locals and tourists alike.

There are also often rock bands that play for the event for free at the Piazza and the vantage point on the Villa Borghese hill above the square is also a great place to view the fireworks whilst surrouded by classical statuary of Roman Emperors!

Villa Borghese park also have various cultural and musical event happening to keep you partying throughout the night!

Can you think of anything else in Rome or your favourite events?  If so, why not share them in the comments section below…

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