You have not yet decided how to spend New Year’s Eve? Or you have to go to the usual party, but would you rather spend the New Year’s Eve in an original, and maybe even sustainable way?

Discover 5 fantastic ideas that we have selected for you and your New Year’s Eve!

1. In an old abandoned medieval village which has now become an eco-village

In the beautiful Western Liguria a small community has restored and repopulated the town of Torri Superiore creating an ecovillage. Here residents, tourists and volunteers from around the world meet to participate in the daily life and discover the beautiful surroundings, from the sea to the mountains.

What to do: the Ecovillage Torri Superiore opens its doors to all the New Year period, from 28/12 to 01/06, and invites you to discover the area with the beautiful trails on the coast. And for the night of 12/31 you can not miss the magical dinner, completely organic and prepared with local ingredients, with alternatives for vegetarians and vegans. And to usher in the New Year all together we’ll toast and dance in the great hall!

Ecovillage Torri Superiore

2. Walking through the paths of 5 Terre

Winter sea has an indescribable charm and famous Cinque Terre has it even more. There aren’t the usual many tourists, the sunsets are colored with a stunning red and you can live in a more authentic way the life of five colorful villages.

Where to stay: in the first of five villages, the beautiful Riomaggiore, the eco-friendly accommodation Affittacamere dai Baracca in a typical tower house awaits you. In the morning you can enjoy a delicious organic breakfast.

What to do: a walk to discover this corner of paradise through the routes that connect the five villages, an excellent dinner of fish and the celebrations in the many pubs of the area and then, in the morning, what better way to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome the New Year than with a dip in the cold waters of the nearby Levanto!

Fun Facts: in the village of Manarola you can not miss the largest nativity scene with lights of the world! The whole hill lights in the evening creating a wonderful artwork. And it is ecofriendly too, thanks to the photovoltaic system that powers it.

3. In Tuscany, among natural springs, a city of art and music

Tuscany has so much to offer, even in winter. Spend the last days of the year along the slow itineraries amid the beautiful landscapes of the region, visiting cities such as Siena, Florence and Volterra and while relaxing in natural and free hot springs of the area.

Where to stay: in the heart of Siena, in a lovely ecological B&B at the top floor of a historic building where you can admire the roofs of the city. At B&B Paradiso n.4 you’ll find vintage-style rooms, home-made jams and local specialties for a great breakfast.

What to Do: in Siena, in Piazza del Campo the 5 Italian Capital of Cultural 2015 meet for a night of music. From 20 o’clock tourists and citizens will be able to attend the performance art of Siena, Cagliari, Perugia, Assisi and Ravenna, with rock bands, orchestras, jazz bands and marching bands. After midnight, the party continues with the biggest Italian Silent Disco to continue dancing under the stars.

Fan Fact: for a typical Tuscan New Year’s Eve do not miss the Tuscan ribollita, pici pasta of Siena or roast guinea fowl.

Siena at New Year's Eve

4. New Year’s Eve in Emilian Apennines, in one of its castles

Just this year the High Apennine has become Unesco World Heritage. Why? See for yourself why walking through the woods in the paths among thick trees and along the waterways by foot or by mountain bike.

Where to stay: lovers of bikes, but not only them, will love the sustainable Bike House Tolasudolsa, in Valtaro about 5km from Compiano, one of most beautiful villages in Italy. For New Year’s Eve you can take advantage of special offers (2 nights + breakfast € 55 instead of € 70)!

What to do: live an unforgettable night in the ancient halls of the picturesque Castle of Compiano. Choose from two menus, refined or characteristic, and dinner with friends inside the manor. Booking is essential (

Fan Fact: You can not imagine a winter holiday without skiing? At 40 minutes from Tolasudolsa you’ll find the beautiful slopes of Prato Spilla and Schia and where you can have fun with friends for a weekend on the snow!

Castle of Compiano

5. In Calabria we still collect olives

If you do not love the winter and the cold, discover in these last days of the year a warm region where you can immerse yourself in the olive groves.

Where to stay: until January 16, the holiday house Casa Vacanza Jacuro da Vivere e Imparare offers to its guests a full immersion among olive grooves, between the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Sea. Join the olive harvest, spend two nights with breakfast included at just 80 € with also 5L of excellent extra virgin olive oil for free!

What to do: for those that want to combine nature with wild fun you’ll find what you’re looking for in the square of Lamezia. Lights, choreography and music will accompany the public until the early morning in an incredible party!

Fan Fact: if you’re in a Calabrian house not be surprised if at midnight they’ll drop a large stone on the kitchen floor! It was an ancient and curious custom, if the stone does not bring any harm it is a good omen, otherwise it predicts unfortunate events.

Olive harvest in Calabria


What are you going to do this New Year’s Eve? Tell us in the comments below!


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