I am planning a vacation for my fiancé and I. So far, we will begin in Amsterdam, then spend a week in Hamburg, next train to Florence (which is a secret to him!). There we will spend the midnight of the year change on the Michael Angelo Piazza over looking the city. I have a nice hotel booked in a main square for the night of Dec 30/31. This is the largest part of the budget.
Next we would like to go skiing. We are thinking about getting a romantic chalet through Airbnb in a small French town called Passy. There is a nearby slope and skiing is not too expensive. On our last days we would like to go into Geneva and tour CERN (we are both physicists).
I need help with planning what to do on Jan 1st. Since the Airbnb we both like is not available on this night. The train from Florence to Geneva is ~13 hours I was thinking about stopping somewhere about half way and enjoying some small New Year's celebration.
Does anyone know of any traditional/neat events occurring between Milan and Geneva on January 1st, 2017?