Always keep an eye on this page when traveling to Italy. Taking an Italian train? Always book what's called a guaranteed train ie:- strike proof. Book it well in advance. Strikes frequently get cancelled last minute.
ITALIAN STRIKES 2017
Heads up if you are flying with Alitalia. Alitalia only has enough money till mid March.
Airline looking for government funding.
Trenord massive amount of workers are expected to join in. Workers will strike Friday, January 27, 2017 fro 9am to 5pm. Some so called “strike proof” trains will be running, see if you are on one. Trenord strike effects suburban and long distant routes including Malpensa Airport. Trenord owns Milan's Malpensa Express, in the past buses have been used to replace train. Expect delays, cancellations and route changes.
Milan's Linate and Malpensa Strike 20 January 2017
(We apologize for confusion)
This strike however is on:-
Thursday 19 January 2017 Urgent call out from Alitalia today.
Milan Malpensa/Rome Airport
Alitalia is asking all passengers who are flying from Milan to/from Rome tomorrow between 2pm ad 6pm to call them, to reschedule.
800-650-055 out of the country +39 06 65649.
Alitalia state workers at Malpensa are causing this problem not them.
Updated today 19 January 2017 the official Italian gov site. (Yes, yesterday newspapers reported aviation strikes had been postponed to February 23, 2017, several strikes are planned for that day. Strikes cancelled were 24 hour strikes, if that helps) as you can see they've still got three strikes up...
If flying in and out of Milan's Malpensa or Linate Airport call your airline. Airport security are on strike between 2pm and 6pm tomorrow Friday, 20 January 2017.
Friday, 20 January, 2017 Alitalia workers will strike for 24 hours cancelled
Malpensa Airport and Linate Airport Strikes
Cancelled:-Airport workers will strike from 00:00 - 23:59 on Friday 20 January, 2017.
Turin and Cuneo
January 23, 2017 Bus strike Turin and Cuneo. Buses will run intermittently throughout the day. Taxi's hard to find. Turin Metro likely to be running.
Ryanair, Volotea Airlines
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Mish mash of workers, Airline Volotea workers (Volotea airline is Spanish, based in France) non executive workers for air traffic control ENAV and some workers for Ryanair. Hours for strike 1pm - 5pm.
Naples public transportation strike, Friday February 10, 2017 It’s a big one. Bus, Metro and funiculars will stop work for 24 hours.
Make sure you give yourself plenty time getting to Naples Airport. Extra traffic on road and horrendous traffic jams. Taxi’s will be hard to find.
Aviation Strikes Planned for Thursday February 23, 2017
Pilots and flight attendants, nationwide will strike 00:01 - 24:00 hours.
Alitalia Subsidiary Cityliner nationwide strike by pilots and flight attendants 00:01 - 23:59
Pilots and flight attendants will strike nationwide 00:01 - 24:00
Malpensa Airport workers will strike for 24 hours
Naples airport personnel will strike between 11am and 3pm
Turin Caselle Airport
Aviapartner baggage handlers, handlers will strike for 24 hours.
Venice Airport baggage handlers - Aviapartner will strike 2pm - 6pm.
Italylogue is a very helpful site regarding Italian Rail Alitalia Strikes (November 2016 Alitalia 1,500 workers in fear of being made redundant)
Italian Air Traffic control
February 2, 2016 New smoking rules for Italy. Smoking in a car with children or pregnant women 500 euros $546 fine. Drop a cigarette butt outside and it will cost you 300 euros.