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 November 15, 2016 will see 24 hour strike for all public transportation in and around Rome. Atac transport will stop 8:30 am till 5:30pm. Then back on strike 8pm till the end of service.
Atac is buses, trams, subways, trains of the lines Roma-Lido, Rome-Civita-Viterbo and Terms-Centocelle.
Make sure you can get to and from Ciampino or Fiumicino Airport,
Jubilee of Mercy last week for pilgrims.
Strike is a go. Extra traffic on roads and taxi's hard to find.
Italian General Strike
Strike is being called “Black Friday”
Italian general strike is planned for Friday November 25, 2016. Some transportation strikes will start Thursday evening.
All local times. As usual its possible these strikes could be cancelled, right up to the last minute.
Italian rail strike
Trenitalia strike starting 9pm Thursday to 9pm Friday 25th November.
Trenord an Italo NTV will be involved.
All public transport in major cities will be striking, starting evening before. Remember by law some trains and buses must run, although they will be packed and far and few. Taxi’s will be hard to find.
If you are taking train to a major airport i.e. Malpensa, Linate and Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports be ready for it to be swopped to a bus or run sporadically.
It’s not unusual for workers to shut down escalators and elevators. Elderly and families with young children have to lift suitcases and children up the stairs.
(you might be able to find a freight elevator)
Stay in touch with your Italian airline. Flights with Easyjet and Ryanair always seem to get caught up in these strikes, particularly out of Milan.
Ancona air traffic control 8am to 5pm?
Turin baggage handlers noon - 4pm
Alitalia cabin crew out of Rome’s Fiumicino airport and Milan’s Linate and Malpensa airports 00:01 - 23:59hrs.
Later in the day all Alitalia flights will be hit with strike action from 1pm - 5pm.
Milan Malpensa workers will strike from 1 5pm, which workers to be announced later. Possibly airport security.
December 15, 2016 Alitalia Cityliner nation-wide strike by pilots and flight assistants 00:01 - 23:59
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
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.
Jersey Airport Strike
Update:-Jersey baggage handlers threaten more strike action, no date set. Stay in touch with your airline. You know you will get caught out!
24 hr baggage strike by Swissport baggage handlers
Involves Union Unite workers.
Airlines effected by baggage handler strike easyJet, Flybe and Blue Islands
London - Gatwick, Guernsey, Southampton
Popular airlines, British Airways, Blue Islands, Flybe,