May 1 - Rome

Nov 12th, 2007, 08:39 AM
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May 1 - Rome

We'll be in Rome on May 1.
We know it is a holiday.
What is closed?
Are there any interesting events to attend?
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Nov 12th, 2007, 08:54 AM
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>>What is closed?<<

Pretty much everything.

>>Are there any interesting events to attend?<<

There's normally a mob-scene rock concert at Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano.


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Nov 12th, 2007, 09:06 AM
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thanks Zerlina.

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Nov 12th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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Unlike the US - where the labor movement has become largely moribund - Labor Day is still a major holiday in europe. Generally tourist attractions are closed but some restaurants and there is a major parade.

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Nov 12th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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thanks. Good for the
Europeans !

We were in Nice last year at the same time - I remember a huge number of Italians in the city. Also the traffic around Nice was a mess.
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Nov 12th, 2007, 11:56 AM
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We landed in Rome on May 1, 2005 and were warned that we would have trouble with closed restaurants etc.
In fact we found a fine restaurant a few paces from our apartment and an open supermarket around the corner. During the day we visited the Piazza Novona and St Angenese church. With a little planning you should have no trouble despite the holiday.
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Nov 12th, 2007, 12:02 PM
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thanks. We'll be in Rome for 10 days, ,as you said, we'll plan the day around the closings.
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