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Why are the car co. closed on Nov. 1 in Italy?

Why are the car co. closed on Nov. 1 in Italy?

Old Aug 1st, 2000, 02:49 PM
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Why are the car co. closed on Nov. 1 in Italy?

I'm in the middle of making our reservations for the Oct/Nov trip and I wanted to drop off the car on Nov. 1st so we could take the train to Rome. A travel agent told me that all the car companies she talked to are closed Nov. 1st which is a Wednesday. Why?
 
Old Aug 1st, 2000, 02:52 PM
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It's All Saints' Day. A holiday, festival and holy day of obligation
 
Old Aug 1st, 2000, 02:58 PM
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aaaahhhhh. That explains it. I'm not Catholic, so I plead ignorance. Thanks.
 
Old Aug 1st, 2000, 03:01 PM
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Another question about All Saints Day. What else should I expect to be closed? I would assume the trains will be running their normal schedule? Should I expect them to be more crowded than normal? etc..
 
Old Aug 1st, 2000, 03:08 PM
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Trains won't run normally, they'll have the same schedule they have on Sundays.
About the rest, everything concerning tourism (churches & Co.) will be opened. Normal shops will be closed.
 
Old Aug 1st, 2000, 03:45 PM
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And before you give the Italians great credit for being a very devout population, the holy days are seen much as our Labor day, Memorial day etc. A great chance to be off work/school. Depending on where you are on Tuesday, perhaps you could drop the car off there and take a bit longer train ride.
 

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