Top events in Italy

July
16

This religious celebration starts on the night before with the Incendio del Campanile, which literally means ‘the burning of the church tower'. On...

July
17

Since 1577, Venetians have celebrated their deliverance from a terrible plague and the construction of the Basilica of Palladio, commissioned for...

August
15

One of Italy's biggest holidays. For Catholics, it is the Feast of the Assumption, but historically, the Romans honoured their gods on what they...

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).

2022

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2022
January
06
Epiphany
Start date:
6 January 2022
April
18
Easter Monday
Start date:
18 April 2022
April
25
Liberation Day
Start date:
25 April 2022
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2022
June
02
Republic Day
Start date:
2 June 2022
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2022
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 November 2022
December
08
Immaculate Conception
Start date:
8 December 2022
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2022
December
26
St Stephen's Day
Start date:
26 December 2022

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