Federation of Independent Petrol stations recommends buying petrol on week-ends when it's cheaper.
Italian National Public Holidays
SaturdayNovember 1All Saints' DayNational holiday 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. AirOne going out of business AirOne
Spanish airline Iberia Express will pick up some of AirOne's routes.
Italian Transportation Strike
23 October, 2014 Italian General Strike
Black Friday, 24 October 2014 - 24 hours
Turin and Perugia not taking part.
Italian air traffic control have not given official notice of any strike action (yet see Eurocontrol) Italian official government strike page mit.gov.It states air strike from 00.00 - 23:59. EasyJet has notice up and were on top of thing early.
Bus, tram, metro and railways across Italy to have intermittent strikes throughout the day.
Problems for transportation will occur between the hours of 8:30 am and 5 pm and again
8pm till midnight.
Be prepared for the worst case scenario. Blocked roads to your airport, no trains to and from your airport, shortage of taxi's, extra traffic on the roads and Traffic jams.
Rome's Roma Termini to Fiumicino Airport - Leonardo Express will be running as normal BUT Escalators and elevators will not. Tough for elderly.
Large demonstrations, thousands expected in Rome city center.
and later in the month:-
Italian List of Aviation Strikes
for Friday, 14 November 2014
18 October 2014 New strike planned by workers at Marconi Airport, 10 am - 6 pm. Friday, 14 November, 2014.
EasyJet Strike for 24 hours
Various aviation workers will strike nationwide for 24 hours.
Italian air traffic control from 1 - 4 pm nationwide.
Alitalia workers from 1 - 4 pm
Techno Sky, (servicing and maintenance of equipment and systems used for the national air traffic control) nationwide time?
The trend lately, strike threats ultimately ending in cancellation of strikes. Do you feel lucky?
Rimini Federico Fellini International Airport closing
1 November, 2014.
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.