All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day in Rome

Public holiday in Italy on 1 November 2019.

All Saints’ Day, or Ognissanti, on Friday 1 November is a public holiday in Italy, meaning a long holiday weekend for most people.

The annual holiday comes the day after Halloween - still a slightly foreign concept in Italy - and will result in the closure of offices and schools, with Rome's public transport running according to its Sunday schedule.

The celebration of All Saints’ is followed by All Souls' Day on 2 November, a Catholic tradition of mourning the dearly departed. In Italy this is a particularly important day, when people gather to visit family graves.

Rome’s three main cemeteries - Verano, Flaminio and Prima Porta - are open from 07.30-18.00 each day until 3 November.

The Non-Catholic Cemetery in the Testaccio district is open all day on 1 and 2 November, from 09.00-17.00, with last entrance at 16.30. On 3 November it is open from 09.00 until 13.00, with last entry at 12.30.

For full details about visiting Rome’s cemeteries see city website.