Here we are again. Like every year the same old question: what do you do for New Years Eve?. Clubbing? Dinner with friends? Staying in with the family just for the sake of saving money? Or just spend a ridiculous amount of money and enjoy the last day of the year like it was the last day of your life? Whatever you do will be a blast. At least for just one night.
And if you are in Napoli?. Well, that's why I'm here!
If you have survived the family and the feasting during Christmas, just wait before because it's not finished yet. There's still New Year's Eve!. If you want to do something original book your flight to Napoli right now.
There are loads of things to do in Napoli for the longest and last night of the year. First of all, if you are planning a last minute escape, I suggest you check the 4&5 star hotels as you might find a good last minute offer. In case you have been lucky to find a room in an elegant suite with a sea view, or even a room in a nice b&b, the next step is organise the Capodanno (New Year's Eve).
One of the most popular things to do is having the cenone, a meal in a restaurant. Menu deals can go from €60 up to €150 including antipasti, main fish or meat, dessert and drinks. You can ask in your hotel for any good restaurants nearby and very often the hotels themselves arrange parties for the 31st as well.
Waiting for midnight, in general means going to Piazza Plebiscito for the mega concert with many famous national and international names. It starts at 21.30 and goes on until midnight. At 01.30 there are marvellous fireworks and disco music along the promenade by the Castel dell'Ovo.
This year the landscape of the promenade is more interesting with the huge construction of the Christmas tree with restaurant and bars. The N'Albero will be open all night on the 31st in case you want to celebrate midnight on one of the most beautiful terraces overlooking the stunning gulf of Napoli.
You know that the night of the 31st is always too long and there is a long list of clubs and lounge bars where you can go. From the numerous bars in via Aniello Falcone (the area between Vomero and the promenade) where you can also admire the fireworks, to the american bars in via Chiaia. One of the coolest places in the old centre is the bar Keste'. It's a lounge restaurant/bar with live music sessions and for New Years Eve the cenone and dj set will be going all night long.
If you are not into dance music and you prefer something more classical, it is an amazing experience to go and visit the opera house Teatro San Carlo. Every year there are classical concerts and ballets, also the theatre itself is a must see place. This year from the 29th of December to the 4th of January the theatre will be showing the classic of all the Christmas classics 'The Nutcracker'.
There are many things to do on New Years Day as well. In general, most of the people spend this day recovering from the hangover from the night before, however Napoli doesn't stop yet. Probably, many shops will be closed, but many of the most important museums will be open and free. A good way to start your year off would be to visit the beautiful works of art at the Royal Palace, San Martino, or the interesting artefacts at the Archeological Museum. Always double check the opening times as some will be open until late at night.
Wherever you will be on the night of the 31st a very sober girl from naples wishes you a very Happy New Year!