Top events in Italy

March
01

To herald the coming spring, the photogenic Spanish Steps are adorned with over 3,000 vases of azaleas. The pink, white and red blooms cover the...

March
04

Milan's Ambrosian Carnival is the world's longest carnival, with celebrations culminating in a procession to the Duomo. Celebrated by young and...

March
12

Feast of St Joseph, celebrated with stalls in city streets.

Italy Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

In addition, local feast days are held in honour of town patron saints, generally without closure of shops and offices. These include:

Turin
/Genoa/Florence: 24 Jun (St John the Baptist).
Milan: 7 Dec (St Ambrose).
Siena: 2 Jul and 16 Aug, Palio horserace.
Venice: 25 Apr (St Mark).
Bologna: 4 Oct (St Petronius).
Naples: 19 Sep (St Gennaro).
Bari: 6 Dec (St Nichola).
Palermo: 15 Jul (St Rosalia).
Rome: 29 Jun (St Peter).
Trieste: 3 Nov (St Giusto).

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
January
06
Epiphany
Start date:
6 January 2017
April
17
Easter Monday
Start date:
17 April 2017
April
25
Liberation Day
Start date:
25 April 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
June
02
Republic Day
Start date:
2 June 2017
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2017
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 November 2017
December
08
Immaculate Conception
Start date:
8 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
26
St Stephen's Day
Start date:
26 December 2017