New Year's eve 2011 in Florence

New Year's Eve 2009 in Florence by Emanuele Ferrari
New Year's Eve 2009 in Florence by Emanuele Ferrari
Counting down to New Year's: the big day is coming, you are planning your trip to Tuscany, you have decided to be in Florence in this special night but you still don't know what to do. The first thing you need to know is that every year there are many free concerts in Florence's main piazzas. The 2011 New Year's Eve is going to be a musical night! In Piazza Stazione (in front of the main train station Santa Maria Novella) there will be pop/rock concerts; in Piazza della Repubblica, jazz; in Piazza Santissima Annunziata, folk music. If you are going to the piazza with kids, remember that there is always a huge crowd in the streets, besides people that  exaggerate in drinking and with fireworks, so be prepared for that. If you are in the mood of the piazza, don't forget to bring your bottle of champagne and celebrate the arrival of the new year with your friends, family and people you have just met minutes before! Instead of saying "Happy New Year" Italians say: "Auguri!". But you don't need to try the pronunciation before, it will come out naturally. ;-) Many locals prefer going to private parties in clubs and discos like Yab, Otel, Saschall, Cavalli Club, Tenax, Central. For restaurants, I suggest you ask Tuscanycious. Soon we will keep you up-to-date on other events. And don't forget: if you have any tips for the New Year's eve in Florence, share it with us! :) [geo_mashup_map] Read also: