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Festa della Repubblica: Italy’s June 2nd Holiday

planes releasing trails in green white and red for Italy's Republic Day on 2 June

Italy has only been a country for about 150 years, and before that was a series of independent city-states. When it was first united in 1861, its head of government was king Vittorio Emanuele II di Savoia. Less than 100 years later, the Italian monarchy came to an end and Italy’s June 2nd holiday celebrates […]

Public Holidays in Italy

text public holidays in Italy overlaid on Venice Canal

Every year, Italy celebrates 12 official public holidays. These days of rest and celebration range from national days to religious holidays which are widely observed by a majority of the public.  During public holidays in Italy, institutions like schools and post offices will be closed. Most private businesses also close on these official national holidays […]

Explore Rome: June 2016 Events

Long evenings are stretching into June, even though so far the month seems to be spotted with rain. With summer about to kick into full gear, we are welcoming the sun and all of the events that the long days and warm weather bring. Rome’s river bars will be opening soon (but we are still […]