These observed dates are Italian National Bank Holidays where everything is closed. Each Abruzzo town/city is in addition likely to have a holiday/feast day on their particular Saint Day, for example in Bascianella, this is June 29th which is Saint Peter’s Day. A lot of these ‘feast days’ luckily coincide with the month of August!
01 January – New Year’s Day (Capodanno)
06 January -Epiphany (Epifania)
25 April – Easter Monday (2011) & Liberation Day(Festa della Liberazione) – do expect everything to be closed
01 May – Labour Day/May Day (Festa dei Lavoratori)
02 June – Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica)
15 August – Assumption Day (Assunzione)
01 November – All Saints’ Day (Tutti i santi)