2017 New Year’s Eve in Florence with concerts, dinners and parties
The 2017 New Year’s Eve in Florence means music. Also this year the main squares of the city will host different music event able to satisfy everybody.
Piazzale Michelangelo will be the main location as it will host the italian singer Marco Mengoni and the fireworks that every year enchant adults and children.
For the classic music lovers , the meeting point is as usual Piazza della Signoria, where from 11.30 pm to 1.30 am the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, conducted by master Giuseppe Lanzetta, and the Chinese Symphonic Orchestra from Sichuan (made by 75 members) will perform music by Suppè, Rossini, Bizet and Marenco. After the midnight toast the concert will continue with Strauss, Tchaykosky and Offenbach pieces. The concert will close with “An der schönen blauen Donau” and the “Radetzky March” by Strauss.
In Piazza San Lorenzo it will perform international artists such as the ensemble “Anno Domini Gospel Choir”; the american group “Perfect Armony” and the choir made by 50 members “One Voice Gospel Choir”. The concert will end around 1.00 am with a break for the midnight toast.
Walking in the Oltrarno distrinct, in Piazza del Carmine, the New Years Eve music will be jazz thanks to the performance of the “Dinamitri jazz folklore” band, its repertoire goes from afro-american blues to be-bop and New Orleans warmth. The musicians Gianluca Petrella and Pee Wee Ellis will perform on the stage with the band from 10.00 pm to 1.45 am.
Starting from 6.30 pm in piazza Bartali will perform the Cirk Fantastik: waders, acrobats, musicians, jugglers and puppeters wait all for you for a great spectacle. Starting from 11.45 pm the group Akro Batic performs mediterranean, balkan, macedonian, african and asian sounds.
In Piazza dell’Isolotto, starting from 6.00 pm, the assiciation “La Scena Muta” propose a lot of activities for children and adults, video installations and interactive entertainment. At 10.00 pm the group “Piaceri Proletari” will perform folk-swing music, it follows the folk orchestra “La nuova Pippolese” with songs of the florentine tradition, the dj set Coqo Djette with italian songs of ’50s and ’60s, latin rithms, cha cha cha, reggae and hip hop.
The districts where the events will take place are going to be closed to the traffic from 7.30 am of 31st December till the 8.00 am of 1st January. The tram will travel all night long and the bus numbers: 11 – 14 -17 are going to travel till 4.00 am. Thanks to a shuttle bus service free of charge it will be possible to reach the city centre and the Piazzale Michelangelo (closed from 10.00 pm of 31st Dec to 2.30 am of 1st Jan).
For your dinners we suggest you the Ristorante Benedicta that, just a few steps away from Santa Maria Novella square, allows you to reach easily by walk the majority of the squares where the new year’s eve events are running, but also the shuttle buses to Piazzale Michelangelo.
The Benedicta Restaurant for only 85,00€ proposes a gourmet menu:
sea food salad with lentils
artichokes souffle on yellow pumpkin sauce
black rice with squids sauce and pecorino from Pienza
mezze maniche pasta with wild boar ragù and crispy bacon
chateaubriand tagliata with pomergranate sauce and celeriac puree
pine seeds and pears pandorino on gianduia sauce with chantilly cream and biscuits
I Fontini 2015 Montecucco bianco doc Vegni e Medaglini
L’Addobbo 2013 Montecucco doc Vegni e Medaglini
without to forget: the coffee
Just a few steps away from Santa Maria Novella, closer to the Arno river bank and to the storic district of florentine Oltrarno there is another excellet solution, that assure you to satisfy your palate and to finish the dinner in time to attend to the concerts in the nearby squares, it’s the Ristorante Opera (Via Maso Finiguerra, 9) that offer the following menu:
King prawns en croute with scampi cream sauce
Saffron rice savarin with red mullet
Tortelloni stuffed with red radish and pine nuts with Fossa cheese fondue
Fillet of roast beef with truffle cream sauce
Zuccotto with marrons glaces mousse and ananas parfait
The wines: bianco sauvignon Lanciola, chianti rufina Dreolino
(other beverages are not included)
price 60,00€ per person
If you are searching for disco parties also for parents with young children or for parties in ancient palaces or something really particular such as the Middleage New Year’s Eve feast you won’t be upset: Florence can offer all you wish!
And know we can start the countdown…