Public Italian Holidays for 2014 and When Not to Visit Italy
Italy may be fine to visit all year around, but there are times not to visit Italy as during official public holidays the whole of Italy seems to be on the move. The roads are packed, motorways crawl to a snail's pace and you will find many shops and restaurants close as they too join the lemmings to the coast.
Ferragosto or Assumption Holiday, is the peak holiday time in Italy, falling on the 15th August, and traditionally you will find that many Italian businesses close during the month of August and this is a torrid time to try and find decent accommodation at a fair price.
Although the weather in Italy is lovely during August, it really is a month to avoid while traveling to Italy, if at all possible.
Here are the Public Holidays in Italy for 2014
Liberation Day Italy
Republic Day Italy
Saint Peter & Saint Paul
Assumption of Mary
National Unity Day Italy
St. Stephen's Day
The Core Public Holidays in Italy throughout the Country are:
1st and 6th January
Easter Sunday and Monday
25th April (Liberation Day)
25th and 26th December
There are also Feast Days for various Saints that take place in the following Cities:
Venice - 25th April (St. Mark)
Florence - 24th June (St. John)
Genoa - 24th June (St. John)
Turin - 24th June (St. John)
Rome - 29th June (St. Peter)
Palermo - 11th July (St. Rosalia)
Naples - 19th September (St. Gennaro)
Bologna - 4th October (St. Petronio)
Milan - 7th December (St. Ambrose)
How much Does it Cost to Stay in Italy Per Day?
Use our travel cost calculator which gives you a daily budget of daily travel costs for Italy. Included are your meals and accommodation, but not spending money.
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