Italian Government Orders All Businesses to Close on Easter Sunday and Monday

Easter is a widely celebrated holiday in Italy but the country’s current lockdown restrictions will be effect through the 13th.

Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are both national holidays in the country. To ensure that citizens stay home and avoid the temptation to enjoy the spring weather or dine with friends and family, the government has ordered all businesses to close. This includes supermarkets and other food suppliers, which are normally allowed to open for limited hours.

Select pharmacies will be open during holiday hours on both days, and news stands can open for a few hours Sunday morning.

Police will be strengthening controls and stopping anyone caught outside of their homes. Only true emergencies will be accepted as valid reasons to be out on the 12th and 13th of April. All other citizens found outside will be subject to fines or jail time.

closed sign on black door
Close Menu