Top events in Italy

August
12

A historic re-enactment of Sicily being conquered by the Normans in 1060. Pluti (The Old Piazza Armerina) is where the most ancient medivial event...

August
15

Next to Christmas and Easter, Ferragosto is Italy’s biggest holiday. For Catholics, it is the Feast of the Assumption, when the Virgin Mary...

August
31

The internationally acclaimed film festival is every September on the Lido and sees famous personalities and stars descend upon the area to enjoy...

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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