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.
These are all local times. (Better now than Christmas Eve)
Be ready for strikes Thursday, Friday and Saturday 14, 15 and 16 December, 2017 in and around Italy.
13 December, 2017 Turin, 24 hour public transportation strike.
Italian Taxi Strike
Italian taxi drivers will strike nationwide Thursday 14 December, 2017 from 8am - 10pm. Give yourself plenty of time to get to and from your Italian Airport. Congestion on roads with commuters having to drive to work causing traffic jams. Roads around airports, train stations and ports difficult to maneuver. You may have to walk with your luggage, children and elderly rom a blocked airport road.
Parma local transportation 24 hour strike action, may have minimal service in place.
Friday 15 December:-
Friday 15 December, 2017 Italian air traffic control strike is planned
from 1pm - 5pm. This includes Rome's air traffic control same time. Call your airline (although more information to come out day before, by law some flights have to leave, a so called minimal service. But look what your are flying into)
Add to this aviation workers are striking from 00:01 - 23:59 nationwide same day. This could effect ramp workers, communication, baggage?
Alitalia Airline strike by workers (not sure who) but its for 24 hours, call them.
00:01 - 23:59.
Italian Ryanair pilot strike between 1pm - 5pm.
Vueling Airline strike by cabin crew 10am - 2pm.
Bari Airport 1pm - 5pm (might just be pen pushers/business office?)
Rome airport aviation workers strike Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino airport from 10am to 2pm.
Public transportation on the 15th:-
Cagliari - Sardinia 11am -3pm and Abruzzo 4:30-8:30pm may have minimal service in place.
Italian dockers 24 hour strike the 15th December - nationwide. Better check with your ferry plans.
Starting 5am of the 15th to 5am of the 16th Sicily Libery Line ferry workers.
Saturday 16 December, 2017
Public transportation Padua - Rovigo 24 hours as with Modena, Reggio Emilia, Piacenza and Florence also possible 24 hour strike action.
Liberty Liner ferry workers ends strike 5am.
Sorry one more day of industrial action.
Sunday 17 December, 2017. Check your Italian train website.
Trenord and FSI group 9am - 5pm
Mercitalia rail 9am - 5pm
Trenitalia nationwide strike 9am - 5pm
Ancona Trenitalia 9am - 5pm
ITALIAN STRIKES 2017
Heads up if you are flying with Alitalia it has gone/going bankrupt.
Airline looking for government funding. Airline is in dire straits, don't book with them. Airline is pushing, tempting us with some really cheap flights if you dare. If you have the stomach and have extra room on your credit card for emergencies you can get some great deals. 2,000 baggage handlers to be let go.
Call in Italy 800.65.00.55
Out of the country 39.06.65649 or your travel agent.
Pisa and Florence Airport
Owner of both airports will outsource 800 jobs. Airport security, check-in, ramps, ticketing, baggage handling. If traveling to one of these airports, be prepared for a wait, book a hotel in advanced and don't bring luggage.
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 Enav
February 2, 2016 New smoking rules for Italy. Smoking in a car with children or pregnant women 500 euro fine. Drop a cigarette butt outside and it will cost you 300 euros and don't even think about putting your feet up on a train seat.
Kenya Airways Go Slow
29 November, 2017 Kenya Airways engineers and re-fuelers back on a go slow today. No flights cancelled - yet. Only a matter of time before planes get backed up for maintenance. Management state strike is illegal follow along with us
Are you flying with Air Malta? Management asking pilot's to fly more hours. Airline is in dire straights Malta today