Heading to Italy, today, or already here? Expect some problems getting a train, or taking a ferry. Coming in the near future? Here's the scoop for you, too....More......
The Ministry of Infrastructure has a page--only in Italian...sigh...--dedicated to upcoming strikes that will be significant on a national scale. Here's a summary because "forewarned is forearmed":
Today, 14 November: trains (from 2 to 6 P.M.), ferrys (departures may be delayed by four hours), port activities (each port organizes itself individually), cargo (trucks included; the last four hours of the shift)
19 November: airports of Linate and Malpensa (both serve Milan; from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.)
29-30 November to 1 December: local transport (all day on the 29th...usually the hours effected are organized city by city); trains (from 9 P.M. on the 29th 'til 9 P.M. on the 30th); planes, support personnel for trains and connections to the smaller islands (all day the 30th); ferries to the big islands (from 8 A.M. on the 30th to 8 A.M. on the 1st)
14 December: local transportation (hours organized city by city)
8 January: Meridian Airlines (from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.)
I can hardly say my usual "Enjoy!," can I?