Top events in Italy

April
01

Along with Bayreuth and Salzburg, the Florence Music Festival ranks among the oldest and most important European music festivals. More than this,...

April
03

By far the biggest event of Easter is the famous Via Crucis or ‘Way of the Cross’ procession, when the Pope leads a solemn torchlight procession...

April
05

On Easter Sunday, a large wagon is pulled by white oxen in front of Florence’s cathedral to commemorate the knight Pazzo de 'Pazzi, who planted...

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).

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
06
Epiphany
Start date:
6 January 2015
April
06
Easter Monday
Start date:
6 April 2015
April
25
Liberation Day
Start date:
25 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
June
02
Republic Day
Start date:
2 June 2015
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2015
November
01
All Saints' Day
Start date:
1 November 2015
December
08
Immaculate Conception
Start date:
8 December 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
December
26
St Stephen's Day
Start date:
26 December 2015
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