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Italian Trains: They Run on Time, They Strike on Time, Too

The message from Trenitalia to Tour Italy Now last week was to the point. We would like to inform that an Italian trains strike is planned from 9.00 pm on April 14th to 9.00 pm on April 15th, 2011. Trains may be subjected to changes and/or cancellations. That’s right, Italy’s bracing for yet another train strike. Strikes are much more common in Italy and much of Europe than in the U.S. The last time I was in Italy, I had to stay in Bologna an extra day before heading to Rome. Hardly a hardship, that! We missed a day in Rome, but got an extra day in Bologna. A great source, one I did not have at the time, is the website Easy Travel Report. It gives updates on strikes and other possibly disruptive events all over Europe. Here’s what Easy Travel Report is saying about the Italy train strike [...]