Rome marks International Workers' Day 2019 with free concert.On Wednesday 1 May, Labour Day, Italy dedicates a public holiday to its workers in celebration of the Festa dei Lavoratori.
The annual national holiday is marked in Rome with a large, free May Day concert in Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano, beginning at 15.00 and lasting until around midnight.
The 2019 concert has a diverse line-up including Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Carl Brave, Daniele Silvestri, Ex-Otago, Ghali, Ghemon, Motta, Negrita and Subsonica.
Organised by Italy's main trades unions, the annual Primo Maggio 'concertone' is now in its 29th year and will be broadcast live on Italian tevelevision channel RAI 3.
The event will cause numerous street closures in the area. Those wishing to reach the concert venue by Metro A should get off at either Manzoni or Re di Roma, as the S. Giovanni station will be closed.
All city-run museums in Rome will be shut on 1 May, including the Capitoline Museums, as well as the Vatican Museums.
The following state museums will be open: Galleria Borghese, Palazzo Barberini, Galleria Corsini, Galleria Nazionale, Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia, the four Musei Nazionale Romano (Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Massimo) and the Baths of Caracalla.
Chiostro del Bramante, which has extended it current Dream exhibition until August, will also be open.
For full details of Primo Maggio concert website.
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Labour Day in Rome on 1 May 2019
Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, Roma RM, Italia