Published on December 20, 2011 | by Elena


New Year’s Eve in Milan is… international and exclusive

There are plenty of options for New Year’s Eve in Milan, you can choose the classic rather than the wild, you can gorge yourself on Panettone, or go “ethnic,” entering the world of a different culture, or why not, experiencing your own traditions thousand miles away from home!

A typical NYE in Milan, at least among the very young, is spent at the disco, and the capital of fashion and luxury gets really, really excited on this night. Among the most fashionable spots, the historic Old fashion cafe, the Tocqueville 13 – a favorite destination by Milan’s trendy partygoers, or 11 clubroom – soft lighting and high quality furnishings for a selected clientele.

Those who prefer a classic restaurant to ring in the New Year, can choose among as many popping options. Exquisite Shu, typically New York style, is for a “cool” target aged 20 to 45, cost € 120 per person; a New Year’s in style may be at the picturesque Just Cavalli restaurant: dinner € 250 , evening dance € 60, table € 600. Moreover, a number of ethnic restaurants, assure a New Year’s Eve full of surprises, with shows, dancing and music, along with rich and delicious menus of foreign cuisine, of course, all to learn about different traditions having fun.

Besides the Old Fashion Cafe, which celebrates the arrival of the Year of the Dragon, there is the Kanji – with Japanese and fusion cuisine; Thana – to discover Thailand, and more.

Many people prefer to spend New Year’s Eve at one of the fabulous villas or ancient castles around Milan, which become dreamy locations on the occasion of this special night.

Besides the wonderful and distinctive celebrations at Castello Sforzesco, other “fairy tale” locations are Cascina Boscaccio – 15 Km from downtown, Villa Borromeo – for a dip in the 18th century, or Villa Leon, an elegant and comfortable villa furnished like a home, and recognizable by the two lions at the entrance and its warm colors.

Something even more unconventional? In the heart of Old Milan, overlooking the Naviglio Grande, stands Restaurant Villa Ca’ Bianca, which proposes a unique Burlesque show dinner. Between your courses, you’re welcome to enjoy and discover the art of Burlesque, a sensual, amusing, exhilarating show, and interactive!

Almost everywhere in Milan, as in every part of Italy, after the midnight toast, music becomes the protagonist. You can dance along all night and have fun in a joyful atmosphere. And often after midnight, the ritual includes eating Cotechino and lentils, to wish you good luck for your brand new year to come.

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Hey there! My name is Elena and I live in Pavia, where I work as a freelance journalist and Events Coordinator. My personal interests are culture, languages and art. I love travelling and learning about foreign cultures and different lifestyles, and then I like to share my experiences with others writing articles for this blog. My passions drive me forward to live the life of my dreams, and well that’s what I am really good at!

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