Romantic New Year in Calabria: 3 destinations for 2

What to do on New Year's Eve in Calabria as a couple

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Feb 14, 2024 11:52 AM

If you have chosen to spend New Year's Eve as a couple, Calabria is the right region for your romantic experience.

From New Year's Eve to New Year's Day, discover what to do and see in Calabria with your partner, including gourmet dinners, concerts, cultural visits and wellness treatments for couples.

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New Year's Eve in Corigliano-Rossano

A romantic New Year's Eve in the province of Cosenza? The city of Corigliano-Rossano is perfect for toasting New Year's Eve for two and visiting an area rich in charm.

We are in the centre of the Piana di Sibari, an area rich in Calabrian culinary excellence, ideal to treat yourself to a New Year's Eve dinner based on fine branded products.

The festive menu in these parts cannot do without fish risotto and the renowned Sibari Rice, white and black varieties, among the best in Italy. The more daring couples can venture a taste of gourmet dishes flavoured with the unmistakable Liquorice of Calabria PDO, whose historic Amarelli Liquorice Factory with adjoining museum is located in Rossano.

Riso di Sibari
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The New Year's Eve dinner closes with the sweetness of Clementine di Calabria PGI, a variant of the seedless mandarin widely grown in the Sibaritide area. To toast the New Year, a glass of excellent Calabria PGI wine is a must.

Greeting the New Year with a sunrise over the Ionian Sea is priceless! This is definitely the romantic experience par excellence to be had in the marina of Schiavonea or in the Sibari Lakes residential complex, a breathtaking location, with the possibility of treating oneself to a wellness and spa experience surrounded by the flora and fauna of the lakes, although on the sea.

Laghi SIbari
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Subject to checking opening hours and opening times, New Year's Eve in Corigliano-Rossano offers several possibilities for artistic and cultural visits for couples, starting with one of the most romantic places in Calabria: the beautiful Ducal Castle of Corigliano.

Don't miss the view from the top of its panoramic viewpoint, which can be accessed through an evocative spiral staircase surrounded by frescoes.

New Year's Eve in Lamezia Terme

Couples who decide to treat themselves to a romantic New Year's Eve in the province of Catanzaro will find several attractive proposals in the city of Lamezia Terme.

A central location in Calabria along the Tyrrhenian coast, Lamezia Terme has been renowned since antiquity for the thermal springs from which it takes its name. Perfect for a relaxing New Year's Eve for couples, it offers the wellness of its sulphurous springs in the locality of Sambiase, at the famous Caronte Thermal Baths complex, a modern and functional facility equipped with hydro-massage pools, mud baths, massage and relaxation areas.

Lamezia Terme
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What does New Year's Eve dinner in Lamezia have to offer? In the gourmet restaurants, among which also shines a Michelin Star, you can taste the branded products of the Lamezia region, which is predominantly devoted to olive trees and vines: a toast with Lamezia PDO wine and excellent traditional sea-mountain dishes seasoned with Lametia PDO Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

If you want to go wild with your partner until dawn and spend a fun-filled New Year's Eve in Lamezia, you'll be spoilt for choice: from the classic entertainment in the square, with the New Year's Eve concert, to the numerous discos that enliven the Lamezia coastline and the lidos from which to enjoy the fireworks display on the beach.

New Year's Eve in Reggio Calabria

Spending a New Year's Eve as a couple in Reggio Calabria means surrendering to the magic and romantic legends that hover over the Strait of Messina.

We are in the home of the bewitching Sirens, the Morgana Fairy and the sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis, which dominate the breathtaking scenery of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. That is why there is nothing better than to greet New Year's Eve with a sunset over the Strait, and then indulge in an unforgettable dinner of fish and renowned Costa Viola PGI wines.

New Year's Eve in Reggio includes, as usual, the New Year's Eve party in the square on the evening of 31 December, animated by the city's historic DJs, and the classical music concert on New Year's morning at the "Francesco Cilea" Theatre.

Reggio Calabria
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Ascertaining the opening hours on holidays, it is advisable not to leave the city without first stopping by the National Archaeological Museum for a visit to its "guest stars", the Riace Bronzes.