Federation of Independent Petrol stations recommends buying petrol on week-ends when it's cheaper.
Italian National Public Holidays
Sunday December 7The Feast of St. Ambrose (Milan)Local holiday. Monday December 8Feast of Immaculate ConceptionNational holiday.
Thursday, Friday December 25 and 26th national holiday.
Wednesday December 31New Year's Eve.
Italian General Strike
Plans are in the works for a nationwide general strike December 5, 2014
Another strike is planned by unions December 12, 2014. Awaiting more information
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
7 November 2014 Announced today Italian air traffic control strike is planned for December 15, 2014 from local time - 1pm - 5pm.
The trend lately, strike threats ultimately ending in cancellation of strikes. Do you feel lucky?
14 Aug 2014 Yikes, Etihad new owners of Alitalia plan to return to Venezuela August 18, 2014. Please someone tell them Venezuela owns foreign airlines some 3 billion dollars on ticket sales, several airlines have stopped flying to Venezuela months ago.
Italian government will sell 49% of ENAV - Italian air traffic control. Looking to raise 1 billion euro.
National airline Alitalia also up for sale and now sold to Etihad Airline (from UAE) has been given the green light to buy it. Italian debt is second only to Greece.
ENAC Italian air traffic controllers Rome guide Tourism and travel guide, find the best of Rome
Trenitalia call centre ( 800 892,021)
Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo Express. Toll-free number
(800 892021) to provide assistance to travelers.
Coming to Italy from Switzerland? Swiss Federal Railways can be delayed coming into Italy if an Italian rail strike is going on.
Remember all Italian strikes are subject to change at the last minute! You will not be abandoned, by law a skeleton schedule must run. Book a strike proof train.
Left up so you can get a general idea of how different areas handled the general strike. Of course this is only an example. (We've noticed a new trend lately by Italian railway/transport worker unions. They don't seem to like the predictability of the below and have now started causing a slightly more irritating stance. Where each city chooses when they will strike, no more in unisom. Can be as far out as a week from original date. We will conquer this.)
Public transportation strike
June 10, 2010 Friday, 25, June, Nationwide strike, Bus, metro, tram and trains, Trenitalia, 2-6pm, local cities will have own schedule for striking. Some services are guaranteed. Remember finding a taxi can be difficult. Try to get your hotel to book you one.
* Bari from 20.00 to 24.00
* Bologna from 19.30 to 23.30
* Cagliari 9.00 to 13.00
* Florence from 16.30 to 20.30
* Genoa from 11.30 to 15.30
* Milan from 18.00 to 22.00
* Naples from 9:00 to 13
* Palermo from 9.00 to 13.00
* Rome from 8.30 to 12.30
* Torino from 17:45 to 21:45
* Venice from 10.00 to 13.00
Old information left up
Black Friday in Italy, May 24, transportation strike tomorrow. Get to your airport early, taxi's will be hard to find and may only take reservations only on strike days. Perhaps hotel concierge can help you out. Extra traffic on the roads. Buses, trams, trolley, subway and trains.
Transport will strike from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. The strike picks up again after everyone is home for the night from 8PM till the end of service. Some transport will be running in between. Likely to effect long distant trains. Airport train Leonardo Express will be running, not as often, but will be running. Several protests are planned around the city, making maneuvering around Rome difficult.
Milan airport strike
Update Thursday Some 156 flights cancelled, 31 to and 37 from Malpensa. Linate 45 cancelled but 43 flights did leave the airport yesterday.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Milan airport strike, Linate and Milan Malpensa workers will strike for 24 hours. Your flight will be subject to delay, cancellation or bought forward. Passengers should call your airline. See Twitter and airport websites. Call center 02.232323. SeaMilano.eu
International flights will be delayed.
2 October, 2014 Luxair national airline for Luxembourg contract talks have stalled. No strike action on the horizon - yet.