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.
Tuesday 26 July 2016 Be prepared not to get around Rome. A 24 hour public transportation strike is planned effecting Metro, buses, trolley buses, trams, regional railways Rome-Lido, Rome-Civita- Viterbo and Terms- Centocelle. This strike also includes the ticket office, Metroferroviarie Lines elevators, escalators and stairlifts.
Minimal service will be in effect. Transportation will run till 8:30 am and start up again 5:30pm - 8:30pm.
Expect traffic jams, shortage of taxi's.
Strike actions are being planned for July 23, 2016
Update:-21 July 2016 Good news, Italian air traffic control strike has been cancelled. Strike has been deferred to another date yet to be announced.
Olbia airport Sardinia, strike is still on however
Alitalia strike by pilots and flight attendants 10am - 6pm - cancelled
MeridianaFly crews from 10am - 6pm cancelled
Pilots and cabin crews will strike Saturday 23 July, 2016 from
Alitalia strike by pilots and flight attendants 10am - 6pm and
MeridianaFly crews from 10am - 6pm
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
More news on this will come out as late as the 22nd! Will not effect over flights ie flights from France, Ireland, UK to Greece
Contact your airline, tour operator or travel agent
(last strike earlier this month was just as vague)
You will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Italian air traffic controllers (ENAV) will strike Saturday 23 July, 2016
from 1pm - 5pm. International flights will be guaranteed.
Other local aviation workers nationwide will strike at Italian airports from 10am - 6pm.
So far we’ve found:-
Aviation workers at Verona airport will strike from 10am - 6pm
Aerdorica Spa do the cargo handling at Ancona Airport. Possible baggage strike between 10am and 6pm 23 July 2016.
May effect passengers from Darwin Airline operated for Alitalia, European Coastal Airlines, Lufthansa CityLine, Ryanair, Vueling, Volotea and Blu-express.
Sardinia Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport 1 - 5pm
Rome area control Centre 1 - 5pm
Catania Airport Strike Sac Services will strike 10am - noon
Bologna Airport Alpina Service (Baggage handlers?) 11am - 3pm who do handling for which airline?
Rome’s Fiumicino, Venice Tessera, Milan Linate and Malpensa airports baggage handling strikes 10am - 6pm.
Venice Airport Marco Polo baggage handler strike has been cancelled this week-end.
Regarding baggage handlers, not all airlines use the same handling companies.
Italian Rail Strike
Update:-Trenord strike for July 22 has been cancelled.
Red Arrows will run as normal.
Malpensa Express, expect delays, route changes and cancellations. Buses will in place to Milan city central and airport. As Ferrovie della Stato group is involved strike may go longer.
Trenitalia rail strike starts Saturday, 23rd July, 9pm to Sunday July 24th 9pm.
Regional trains not effected by strike Piedmont, Marche, Umbria and Abruzzo.
Italylogue is a very helpfull site regarding Italian Rail
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.
Jubilee Year of Mercy
Celebrations start December 8, 2015 ends November 20, 2016. Over the year Rome expects 33 million pilgrims.