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Dec 14, 2010 09:05 AM

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Rome

What is the best restaurant in Rome to get a good meal and watch the fireworks?

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  1. You can't watch the fireworks from inside any restaurant. Antico Arco explicitly mentions that you can take your midnight champagne outside to a nearby viewing point to watch the fireworks:

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    1. re: zerlina

      what about la pergola and some of the fancy hotel rooftops? (tho OP may not have meant spending this kind of $)

      its fun to get out into the streets with the Romans for the fireworks anyway!

      1. re: zerlina

        The diningcity link is not working, at least from my mobile phone.

      2. Good old Nerone on the Colle Oppio would have an excellent view of the Colosseum fireworks if you step outside the door. The quality of the fireworks isn't the same every year, but last year's were fabulous. (We put on our coats and watch them from our roof.)

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        1. re: mbfant

          Yes, but is Nerone open New Year's Eve?

          And are the fireworks set off at the Colosseum? I would not have thought so, particularly since they're even moving the stage for the free concert from the Colosseum to the Piazza Venezia end of the Via dei Fori Imperiali this year at the request of the Soprintendenza dei Beni Archeologici.

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          1. Hard to answer since it doesn't seem anyone can say where the fireworks will be set off this year. I've searched on-line to no avail. Does anyone know?

            1. Please have a look to this post:

              I guess public fireworks will be between piazza Venezia and via dei Fori Imperiali where there is the concert but if you choose a restaurant with a nice view also in other areas you will see many "homemade" fireworks at midnight.