1st of May, Labor Day Feast in Italy: what to do in Rome.

concertoMay 1 is a national public holiday in Italy, the “Festa del lavoro” (Labor feast) or “Festa dei Lavoratori” (Workers holiday), to celebrate workers’ achievements in their struggle for their rights and for better social and economic conditions. During this day many shops and restaurants could be closed, but most of the museums and tourists attraction are open and often free or with reduced tickets. Continue reading

Summer time and Winter time in Italy: how and when.

In Italy, like in almost every European country, time changes twice a year. In 1996 the European Union fully coordinated the practice of Daylight saving time (DST) or Summer time, by which clocks are advanced one hour in spring and moved back in autumn, to make the most of seasonal daylight. Continue reading