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Mar 19, 2014 04:23 PM

Primo maggio in Rome

Will Roman restaurants that are normally open on a Thursday be closed on May 1st? Thanks.

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  1. Most will be closed. The situation is not as bad as it used to be, however, and more stay open than formerly. You have to check the specific restaurants you're interested in. But May 1 is probably the biggest shutdown of the year.

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    1. Most restaurants, if they are normally open on Thursday, will be open for May 1. But, since it is a holiday, they might be more crowded than usual. Best to call and check.

      This used to be a day when everything shut down, but these days in Rome, few resaturants will shut down for a holiday in the middle of high tourist season.