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Bologna for New Years Eve?

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Bologna for New Years Eve?

Thinking of spending NYE in Bologna... Is there a street festival/ event on New Years Eve? How do the locals celebrat? Will the museums/shops etc be open during this time? Thanks.

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1. Re: Bologna for New Years Eve?

Hello Kat,

usually during the night there is the center (Piazza Maggiore) a show. Sometimes was similar to an acrobatic show. After that there is the "old year burning" and, to close the night, a live concert or a DJ set. Each year the program is different, so you must wait to be closer to the end of December to know something more detailed.

The First of January probably all shops are closed. even the 12/31 someones will be closed (especially in the afternoon). I don't know about museums, probably will be closed the First, but I'm not sure.



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2. Re: Bologna for New Years Eve?

We were there for NYE last year and what I remember most is fireworks, fireworks, fireworks. Even right out side our hotel, which was about 15mins out of town, there were 3 groups of people letting off fireworks.

So not much sleep that night, but that is all part of the fun of being on holiday!

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