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Concerts, events and activities in Tuscany

Beginning the new year in Tuscany is always a good choice if you wish to experience a memorable moment, while leaving the past year behind and starting 2018 with a bang.

Savour the magical atmosphere of New Year’s Eve in the Chianti region with gourmet appointments in the lands where the precious wines of Tuscany are produced. Toast to the new year with local wines to experience a special day in the Tuscan tradition, with an array of great wines waiting for you in the local cellars, from Brunello di Montalcino to Nobile di Montepulciano and up to Chianti Classico.

Listening to concerts in the square is another great classic while waiting for the new year under a starry sky. Florence will be hosting all genres, from pop in Piazza Pitti – the key stage – jazz in San Lorenzo, gospel in Santissima Annunziata and classical music in Piazza della Signoria. Siena will be celebrating all night in Piazza del Campo, with bands coming from across Italy and a silent disco after midnight, with 10 thousand headphones being handed out and four deejays to get your knees up.

Spas are also an ideal destination to celebrate the new year in a region that boasts many natural water springs and facilities. Nestled between the Crete Senesi, the San Giovanni in Rapolano Terme will host the Golden Touch evening with access to the candlelit indoor pool and two outdoor pools, where thermal water surfaces at 39°C. On the Tuscan coast, the Terme Etrusche del Calidario near Livorno offer the San Silvestro & Thermarium evening, including use of the natural spring waters, the thermarium and an ancient Etruscan treatment followed by dinner.