A new year has just begun and it is time to check the calendar to organize your vacations. In 2019 don’t miss the opportunity to give yourself a break from the routine!
To help you plan your travels, we have prepared for you the complete calendar of holidays in Italy for 2019, with our travel tips to enjoy these special events.
January 1st 2019, New Year’s day – Wednesday
January 6th, Epiphany – Sunday
April 21st, Easter – Sunday
April 22nd, Easter Monday – Monday
May 1st, May Day / Labor Day – Wednesday
November 1st, All Saints’ Day – Friday
December 25th, Christmas – Wednesday
December 26th, Boxing Day/ Saint Stephen- Thursday
December 31st, New Year’s Eve – Tuesday
In 2019 this holiday will be later than usual, on April 21st. Including Easter Monday, the days of celebration will be 3, the ideal opportunity for a long weekend in the Marche to discover Urbino, the “ideal city”, with its UNESCO heritage centre, and Montefeltro, with its gentle green hills and perched castles. Take a ride a bike to discover the area with a CAI guide.
This year May Day / Labor Day will be on Wednesday, the perfect opportunity to leave for 5 days and discover the Sicilian capital, to appreciate its decadent charm, warm and welcoming people and the glorious past of conquests and dominations. After exploring the city, we suggest you stop in Cefalù, one of the most beautiful seaside villages in Italy, and in Monreale, with its famous Duomo, the jewel of this destination. End your visit with a boat tour, to see Palermo from the sea. An experience that will definitely enchant you.
Do you want to exaggerate? Combining Easter and May Day, you can organize a trip with 12 days of vacations (from April 20th to May 1st ). This long break will be a taste of summer because then there will be no more festivities until mid-August.
August 15th it’s the Assumption of Mary in Italy and if you have this holiday in your country, the perfect break is Valle d’Itria, between the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto. Don’t miss Alberobello, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 for the extraordinary uniqueness of its Trulli, and the enchanting Cisternino, Locorotondo, Ostuni and Martina Franca, characterized by the predominant white of the architecture, the Baroque style and the fornelli in which delicious meat plates are prepared. Do you want to live a truly local experience? Take part in a cooking class to learn how to make orecchiette with the help of the local grannies!
In autumn enjoy the long weekend of November 1st, All Saints’ Day, which will fall on a Friday. Why not take the opportunity to visit Milan and start buying some gifts in the shopping district for the upcoming holidays? After having travelled the city up and down from the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to the Castello Sforzesco, from the Duomo to Brera, from the Cenacolo di Leonardo to the Teatro alla Scala, enjoy a relaxing evening with a gourmet dinner at the La Terrazza restaurant. You will discover the city from an exclusive point of view, just as the Milanese love to do!
How do people say? “Christmas with your family” … December 25th falls on Wednesday and Boxing Day on Thursdays, so with a day off, you can spend 5 days with the family. December 31st will be on Tuesday, and by adding Monday you can enjoy 8 days of vacation, to end the year right. And since it’s “…New Year’s Eve with whomever you want”, take a look at all our destinations, and then leave for a 2020 full of travels!