Ascension Day in Italy

Jan 24th, 2008, 01:10 PM
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Ascension Day in Italy

My husband and I arrive in Venice on Sunday, April 20th for 5 days. From Venice we plan on picking up a rental car and drive to Lake Como or Milan, with stops and possible stay overs along the way. Has anyone picked up a rental car in Venice proper, rather than the airport, and if so where?
Ascenion Day - May 1st - Can anyone advise if shops, sites and restaurants are open and ferries running.

As always, thanks for you help.
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Jan 24th, 2008, 02:27 PM
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May 1st is Labor Day in Italy, a national holiday. Therefore, public offices, including many museums, will be closed. Most shops will be closed, ferries and trains running on a reduced holiday schedule but restaurants will be open if that is not their normal weekly closing day.
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Jan 24th, 2008, 03:43 PM
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Another big holiday during this period is April 25, Liberation Day, which this year falls on a Friday. All of Italy will have vacation and turn it into a three-day weekend, causing lots of car traffic and full trains.
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Jan 24th, 2008, 05:36 PM
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Here is a calender celticmoon for the important holidays in Italy.

You can make arrangements to pick up a rental car at the transportation center in Venice which is Piazzale Roma. You will than drive our the causeway to the mainland and continue west. Have a beautiful trip!
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Jan 25th, 2008, 06:47 AM
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Thank you all for your help, it is much appreciated
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