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Italy National Holidays for 2018

1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
Also known as Capodanno by Italians, who by the way were the first to celebrate New Year’s Day under the rule of Julius Caesar in 46 BC.

6 January  - Epiphany
The 12th Day of Christmas, La Befana is said to bring gifts and sweets to good boys and girls. We all know what the naughty ones get.

1 April - Easter Sunday
Called Pasqua, Easter Sunday is one of the most significant holidays in Italy, with Christmas Day being the other. Nearly every city and village has some sort of elaborate celebration always ending with fantastic amounts of incredible food to celebrate the end of Lent.

2 April -  Easter Monday
La Pasquetta, an official holiday but not a religious holiday.

25 April - Liberation Day
Festa della Liberazione, a day celebrating the "New Italy", when democracy was established throughout the country at the end of WWII in 1945. Parades, singing, feasts and celebrations abound. All public buildings are closed for the day as well as most businesses.

1 MayInternational Workers’ Day
A day celebrating the sacrifices and hard work of building a free and strong country. Parties, parades, picnics with family and friends highlight the day.
2 June -  Republic Day
The birth of the Republic of Italy in 1946. The Monarchy ended with great celebrations and each year parades honor the fallen soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice to make the Republic possible.

15 AugustAssumption Day
An important religious holiday in Italy since the days of the Roman Empire.

1 November All Saints’ Day
Another very important religious holiday honoring those martyred for their faith.

8 DecemberImmaculate Conception
A celebration of friends and family.

25 December - Christmas Day

26 DecemberSaint Stephen’s Day
Celebrating the first Christian martyr, this is a day to visit friends and family and visit the many nativity scenes in each city or village.
Sicily Police
Emergency Phone Numbers
Emergencies only - 112
Police- 113
Fire - 115
Finance Police -117
Health Emergency - 118
Forest Service - 1515
Other Services
Ragusa Hospital

Ospedale Civile Maria Paterno Arezzo
Contrada Rito
Ragusa, Sicily
Tel: +39 0932 600111

Ragusa Hospital
Dr. Francesco Assenza - English speaking dentist

Dr. Francesco Assenza - English speaking dentist with a great chairside manner that does wonderful work. Spotless office and very modern equipment.

Via Paestum, 67
Ragusa, Sicily
Phone: +39 0932 654702

Dr. Francesco Assenza - English speaking dentist
Ragusa Police Station
Police Station

Via Ispettore Giovanni Lizzio
Ragusa, Sicily
Phone: +39 0932 673111

Ragusa Police Station
Pharmacy in Ragusa

Nice pharmacy with English speaker. Located in the center of Ragusa

There are numberous Pharmacies or Farmacia in all of the big cities. Just look for the above sign.

Corso Vittorio Veneto, 122,
Ragusa, Sicily

Phone: +39 0932 621472

Pharmacy in Ragusa
Ragusa Post Office
Post Office

Poste Italiane
Corso Italia, 20
Ragusa, Sicily

Instead of waiting in the long lines at the Post Office, pick up your stamps at any Tabacchi shop. They are located throughout the city.

Ragusa Post Office
Ragusa Bus Terminal
Ragus Bus Terminal

For buses to Catania Airport, Comiso Airport and Messina, check for other cities.

Via Zama, 12
Ragusa, Sicily

Etna Bus and Interbus

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Ragusa Bus Terminal
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