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5 ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve on Lake Como

Boat cruise, dinner at the theater, a night at the 18-century villa and much more: here are some great ideas on how to celebrate 2020 in Como and around Lake Como.

New Year’s Eve Cruise on Lake Como

Boarding starts at 8:00 p.m. in Como and proceeds to the central lake area without stops. Returns are scheduled at 2:00 and 3:00.

Guests will enjoy beautiful landscapes, Como Magic Light Festival, live music, and gala dinner which consists of an aperitif, snacks, two courses, dessert, water, and coffee. After midnight, guests will be served Cotecchino with lentils, the typical New Year’s dish of Northern Italy. They say that even a couple of spoons of lentils brings prosperity in the new year. The dinner will be accompanied by Merlot LaVis Trento, Lugana DOC Azienda Agricola Zenato, Moscato dolce or Prosecco.

Price – 140 euros per person.

Booking required via e-mail

New Year dinner in 18th century Villa la Clerici

The magnificent Villa la Clerici invites to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the atmosphere of the 19th century. Following the tradition, the evening will begin in the vestibule with the aperitif and will continue with an elegant dinner served in the hall of honor. The evening will be accompanied by live music, dances, and games of the epoch. At the stroke of midnight, guests will celebrate the arrival of 2020 with the “sabrage”, classic technique for opening a champagne bottle with a saber.

Price – 90 euros per person.

Booking required via e-mail

Russian ballet and gala dinner at Teatro Sociale

Have you ever thought of celebrating New Year on the stage?

On December 31 Teatro Sociale invites for Russian Classical Ballet and gala dinner that will be served on the stage of the theater. The kitchen includes appetizers, two courses and a traditional New Year’s dish Cotechino with lentils. Dinner will be accompanied by cocktails, Prosecco, Terre Igt, 2018 ‘Organic’, Grillo & Catarratto, Natale Verga and Terre Siciliane Igt, 2017 ‘Organic’, Nero D’avola, Natale Verga.

Price – 150 euros per person.

Booking required on the theatre’s website.

Dinner in the restaurant overlooking Lake Como

Ring in New Year enjoying sumptuous dinner and panoramic view on Lake Como!

Many restaurants in Como prepared a special menu to celebrate 2020.

Grand Hotel Imperiale Resort & Spa in Moltrasio with stunning views of Lake Como invites for Gran Gala at Ulivo Restaurant.

Price – 140 euros.

Booking required on the website.

Home-cooked dinner in agriturismo

Those wishing a quiet homely atmosphere with fireside can book a table in the agriturismo Al Marnich. Owners offer traditional polenta, fresh bread, homemade pasta, duck or pork, and home-made desserts.

Price – 56 euros per person. Drinks are not included.

Traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks show takes place on a floating platform at midnight.


Alena Klimtsova | Author, Translator, Interpreter

Alena Klimtsova lives in Como and travels a lot around northern Italy.

On her Instagram @alenaprocomo Alena shares her amazing findings, breath-taking views, and hideaways in the Como Lake area. If you wish to have advice on your travel or you would like to have customized itinerary around Como and the Valtellina valley please write to Alena to to have more information
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