January - La Festa di San Silvestro - New Year's Eve
Join the crowds on New Year's Eve in Naples for the best street party in Italy and largest fireworks display you will ever witness! Start your evening in one of the many restaurants for a plate of lenticchie e cotecchino (stewed lentils and succulent pork sausage) - the traditional Italian New Year's dish - then head to the city's beautiful, ancient main square, Piazza Plebiscito, to witness the action. Throughout the city, live music events are organised as well as processions and of course fireworks which go off all through the night as the clock strikes midnight. When wandering through the quaint ancient streets of Naples on this night, mind your head! There is an Italian tradition to throw out anything old on New Year's Eve, so beware, as it is not uncommon to see plates and heavy objects flying from windows and balconies!