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.
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Italian Air traffic control strike is planned for 5 July 2017 between the hours of 1pm - 5pm. Stay in close contact with your airline and check back with us as you never know this may get cancelled.
Italian General Transportation Strike
These are all local times and we will update.
Finding a taxi will be near on impossible. Metro's and buses nationwide will be on strike periodically though out the day.
Friday 16 June 2017 Will involve all forms of transportation including aviation.
First let's go over the rail strike. Strike will last 24 hours. It will start night before, 9pm Thursday 15 June, 2017 till 9pm Friday 16th June. Involves:-Trenitalia, FSI Group, Mercitalia, Serfer Rail Services, Trenord and New Transport Traveler. Trains will power down earlier and your train will likely be stopped at the border.
Some trains will be guaranteed to run, so check websites, perhaps you can change to one of those. Additional services will be added, announced day of strike. Local trains will run 6am - 9am and 6pm - 9pm for commuters.
(Update:-This strike has been taken down, why strike when everyone else is doing it! Enav Italian air traffic control 1pm - 5pm? (last two atc strikes have been cancelled)
Genoa Airport possible disruption between 10am - 2pm
Verona Airport 10am - 2pm
Bergamo Airport 10am -2pm
Rome Fiumicino Airport Noon - 4pm
Alitalia crews nationwide 10am - 2pm
Now here's something we've never seen before:-
Airlines operating in Italy, all staff nationwide flight personnel and ground workers 10am - midnight.
Airfind, Nationwide airport and prompted airports nationwide 24 hours.
Are you taking an Italian passenger or car ferry? They will also be affected.
CGIL union members will be demonstrating nationwide 17 June, 2017 Might cause traffic delays.
Italian Firefighters Strike Action
Strike action nationwide is planned for 15 and 30th June and July 15th and 31st each lasting 24 hours. Just watch where your hotel/movie theatre exits are.
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.
(24 April, 2017 Union members vote no to a new cost cutting deal, nail in the coffin)
28th April, 2017 Local public transport, including Trenitalia in Piedmont region Cuneo, Turin - strike deferred till June 18, 2017, 9am - 5pm. Can be a problem if you are traveling from France and going onto Milan.
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 euros $546 fine. Drop a cigarette butt outside and it will cost you 300 euros.
Unesco master plan, ruins open for one tour in am and one tour in pm Peruvian Times
TAP Express Strike
(Was Portugalia Airlines)
TAP Express strike from Saturday 10 June, 2017 till Tuesday the 20th of June 2017.
Announce today an unheard of strike by The Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (SITAVA) union workers.
These workers will make TAP airline passengers life hell from June 3, 2017 to October 1, 2017.
TAP Portugal had a 35% increase in passengers this April and this way they are thanked. Stay in touch with TAP Portugal airline your flight could well be delayed or brought forward.
Powerful CGTP Union planning general strike, no date set yet.
Sata cabin crew union National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) have put in strike notice. (Not just flight attendants, reservations, and ground crews)
SATA Strike Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2, 2017
Update:-31 May 2017 Strike is still on unfortunately. Seven hour meeting yesterday was fruitless. SATA International, Lisbon and Horta flights are guaranteed on the 1st and for the 2nd of June, flights from Lisbon to Horta will be guaranteed.
SATA Air Azores all regional flights will be working.
SATA advice passengers to change flight for another day or refund.
Weather is looking great for Thursday and Friday - no weather delays.
Union does not rule out more industrial action in the future.
25 May 2017 SATA group, SATA Azores airlines, SATA Air Acores, SATA airlines remind passengers about the strike action planned for June 1 and 2. Call them. Minimal service will be in effect.
AIRPORT SECURITY STRIKE
Saturday 29 April, 2017 Portuguese airport security, Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (Sitava), Prosegur and Securitas company workers threaten strike action between May 13 -17th at all Portuguese airports.
This includes Azores and Madeira May 12th and 13th May when the Pope visits Fatima shrine.
May 13 -17, 2017 union is arranging 24 hour strikes.
Get to your Portuguese airport at least three hours early. Bring minimum hand luggage to get through customs fast. Stay in close contact with your airline.
This is an old dispute which has been going on what seems like for years. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail at the last minute and knock sense into them. Skelton screw (freudian slip, oops) will be in place.
Launching new route Saint-Denis to Marseille October 2017. Pilot’s will hold a referendum for indefinite strike action that may start at the end of June.