Top events in Italy

November
29

Annual Florence marathon through the city centre, with over 10,000 runners taking part. Highlights along the route include the Dumo, Ponte Vecchio...

December
01

Opens on Milan's feast day, the Festa di Sant'Ambrogio, with celebrations all over the city and at the Fiera di Milano, the city's trade centre....

December
13

Throughout Italy, the feast of St Lucy is an important prequel to Christmas. The saint’s name, Lucy, comes from the Latin root ‘lux...

Italy Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here:

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).

2020

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2020
January
06
Epiphany
Start date:
6 January 2020
April
13
Easter Monday
Start date:
13 April 2020
April
25
Liberation Day
Start date:
25 April 2020
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2020
June
02
Republic Day
Start date:
2 June 2020
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2020
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 November 2020
December
08
Immaculate Conception
Start date:
8 December 2020
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2020
December
26
St Stephen's Day
Start date:
26 December 2020

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