Top events in Italy

February
12

Held on Valentine's Day, plus a few days before and after, Verona in Love helps the entire population fall head of heels for one another with...

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
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).

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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