Top events in Italy

June
26

Each June Pisa honours its patron saint - San Ranieri - with a great regatta and a night-time 'luminaria' along both banks of the River Arno....

June
26

Its origins may be lost in the mists of time, but this summer pageant with a cast of thousands is still the most important annual event in Pisa....

July
01

One of Italy's biggest free multi-cultural festivals, since 1987, The Wave has hosted stars such as Moby, Ben Harper, Nick Cave, Manu Chao, Sonic...

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).

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
January
06
Epiphany
Start date:
6 January 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
April
25
Liberation Day
Start date:
25 April 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
June
02
Republic Day
Start date:
2 June 2016
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2016
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 November 2016
December
08
Immaculate Conception
Start date:
8 December 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
26
St Stephen's Day
Start date:
26 December 2016
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