There are those who think so end of the year a party like Christmas, to be spent with the family between traditional dinners, lentils and countdown in front of the TV.
There are those who instead think of New Year’s Eve as a New Year’s party, the usual and “normal” one with dee jays, toy trains and group dances, popping bottles of prosecco and toasts to ring in the new year.
And there are those who consider spending it New Year’s Eve with friends or as a couple, in an alternative way, without big parties but relaxing. And, why not, maybe outdoors in contact with nature.
Being able to wait until midnight for dinner, surrounded by some of your most loved ones cabins or farmhousesand instead of spending the next day, on New Year’s, walking on the green becomes one of the most widespread.
So here are some possible alternatives to spend your day New Year’s Eve in the countryside.
If we talk about the countryside, the first Italian destination that comes to mind is Tuscany. The Relais Santa Genoveffa farmhouse in Civitella Paganico, in the province of Grosseto, offers an interesting possibility for New Year’s Eve 2024.
Four nights and five days – from December 30 to January 3 – to live in the green, a stone’s throw from the river Ombrone, next to the forest and on the slopes of Mount Amiata. The farmhouse is also housed in a typical 13th century farmhouse, which will make the early days of 2024 that much more evocative and exciting.
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After the help it received from Matera, the European Capital of Culture in 2019, Basilicata rediscovered its touristic value. And what better opportunity than New Year’s Eve to discover the typically Lucanian cultural and culinary heritage?
The farmhouse il Pago, in Rotondella in the province of Matera, offers the possibility to spend New Year’s Eve in a country cabin. And to enjoy a dinner with completely organic products 0 km. But not only: there is also the opportunity to discover, in the following days, all the wonders of the surrounding area. The sea is only a few kilometers away and seeing it on the first day of the year is priceless.
Casale Celso, in Pollica, Campania, is a country chalet that offers every kind of comfort. The entire structure can be rented for short or long periods and consists of two bedrooms and a large living room, garden, barbecue, satellite TV and also a dishwasher and washing machine.
This cottage could be ideal for two couples of friends or for a group looking to spend an alternative New Years. A few kilometers from Paestum, Agropoli and Castellabate – the village where Benvenuti al sud is located – it is ideal as a base for a weekend discovering the beauties of the Campania region.
The beauties of the countryside find some of their greatest expressions in Umbria, the only region in central Italy untouched by the sea. And why not spend New Year’s Eve in a green oasis a few steps from Todi, Gubbio and Assisi?
The ideal would be to spend a few hours in the SPA between treatments and massages waiting for midnight, say goodbye to 2023 enjoying a typical Umbrian dinner accompanied by live music and indulge in an alternative New Year’s brunch. Relais Paradiso Umbria, in Torri di Gualdo Cattaneo in the province of Perugia offers all this and more in a package that includes a three-night stay and many possible activities within the structure.