On 1 May every year Italy dedicates a public holiday to its workers. In Rome buses and trams will run from 08.30 to 13.00 and from 16.30 to 21.00, with the usual night hour services during the nights either side of the holiday.

Rail services to Ostia, Viterbo and Giardinetti will follow festive timetables. The city's metro lines will operate from 05.30 until 01.30, although the Manzoni and S. Giovanni stations on the A line will close at 15.00, coinciding with Piazza S. Giovanni's traditional May Day concert organised annually by the main Italian trades unions.

Presented by actor Francesco Pannofino and showgirl Virginia Raffaele, the eight-hour concert line-up features Elisa, Almamegretta, Subsonica, Marina Rei, Alessandro Mannarino, Caparezza, Afterhours and Toys Orchestra.

Even the award-winning Stomp

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