|Italian transportation strikes||| Print ||
|Written by Larry Aiello|
|Saturday, 14 April 2012 19:02|
If you've traveled to Italy to any great extent, you realize that Italian transportation strikes are a real possibility at any time, and can sometimes come unannounced. This holds true not just for the travel-related industries, but all industries in general. Often times, the strikes are announced ahead of time and occur according to plan. Other times, they are cancelled at the last minute. The locals are so accustomed to this happening, that they are used to it, even though they do not approve.
Italian vocabulary lesson - strike - sciopero
A couple of strikes to be aware of should your travel take you to Italy in the upcoming weeks:
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Italy train system: Ferrovie dello Stato or Trenitalia personnel are planning a strike for 24 hours.It will run from from (21:00) 9 PM of April 21st to 9 PM of April 22nd.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Airline: Alitalia workers will be on strike for 4 hours on this day starting 12 PM to (16:00) 4 PM.You may want to check with your ticket office to see if this will affect your flight.
Alitalia phone numbers: USA -800-223-5730 / Canada 1-800-361-8336 / UK only 08714 241 424