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

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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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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