Italy News – Another Transportation Strike in Italy

What’s new in Italy? Another 24 hour scheduled transportation strike today has affected travel in Rome, Venice, Naples, Palermo, Bari, Torino, and other cities across Italy. Seventy-five percent of Italy’s buses ground to a halt this morning, and even some of Alitalia’s planes were grounded as some pilots participated in the strike.

Public bus in Milan, Italy
Photo by High Contrast on Wikimedia Commons

Italians are used to these strikes and take it in stride, saying, “ci arrangiamo,” or “we do the best we can.” I guess it is their version of one of my mantras while traveling in Italy, “it is what it is.”

Streetcar Tram in Trastevere

Streetcar Tram in Trastevere

Usually these scheduled strikes, called scioperi in Italian, are publicized in advance so as a traveler in Italy it would be wise to google Italy transportation strikes and check whether any of your travel plans may be affected.

Regional Trains in the Cinque Terre

Regional Trains in the Cinque Terre

It is always better to know in advance so you can make alternative arrangements. Taxi drivers sometimes strike and frequently the trains are involved in four hour strikes or longer. Today even the vaporettos in Venice are involved.

Vaporetto in Venice

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The first time I traveled to Italy I fell in love with it. I started this blog when I was preparing to go to Italy for the third time. It seemed like I could never get enough of this beautiful place.I thought after that I wouldn't feel the need to return, but in less than a year I made my 4th trip to this beautiful country of my grandparents. I have just returned from a wonderful trip there and I know that I will be back sometime in the future. I feel at home there! I am a second-generation Italian-American with a passion for travel, and a particular love of Italy. I am a freelance writer and photographer, and write for La Gazzetta Italiana as well as several websites. I recently published a photo book from the first of three months in Italy, and have just completed writing my first book, "Memoirs of a Solo Traveler - My Love Affair with Italy," which is based on this blog and my solo travel adventure to Italy.
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2 Responses to Italy News – Another Transportation Strike in Italy

  1. Shelly Starkey says:

    Hey, I’m going to fwd your blog to our eldest daughter (Brianna) – she loves Italy. I hope that is okay. love michele starkey


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