Welcome to Destination ItalyTravel Tips - Opening Hours

Opening Hours:

  • Banks: Monday - Friday 8:35 am to 1:35 pm and then from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (May vary from city to city)

  • Many museums are closed one day a week, usually on a Monday.

  • Most shops are open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 1pm and from 3:30 or 4pm to 7:30pm. Clothing stores are generally closed on Monday mornings. Hairdressers and barbers tend to be closed on Sunday and Monday. Some tourist-friendly stores in big cities such as Rome are open all day. Due to Italy being a Catholic country, many stores are closed on Sunday.

  • Pharmacies are generally open weekdays from 8:30am to 1pm and from 4-8pm, also on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm.

  • When planning your trip, August may not be the best month to choose for traveling to Italy, as most of the nation is on vacation.

  • Here is the list of National Statutory Holidays:

January 01 New Years Day
January 06 Epiphany
  Easter Sunday
  Easter Monday
April 25 Liberation Day
May 01 Labor Day
August 15 Assumption of the Virgin
November 01 All Saints Day
December 08 Day of Immaculate Conception
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Santo Stefano (Boxing Day)

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