All Saints’ Day, or Ognissanti, on 1 November is a public holiday in Italy.
In 2023 the national holiday - also known as Tutti i Santi - falls on a Wednesday meaning that the country's schools and public offices will be closed.
Some businesses in Italy will also take a couple of days off either side of the holiday to create a long "ponte" weekend.
The celebration of the saints is followed on Thursday 2 November by All Souls' Day, a Catholic tradition of mourning the dearly departed.
In Italy this is a particularly important day, when people gather to visit family graves.
The capital’s three main cemeteries - Verano, Flaminio and Prima Porta - will be open on 1 and 2 November from 07.30-18.00.
The Non-Catholic Cemetery in the Testaccio district is open on both days from 09.00-17.00, with last entry at 16.30.
For details about visiting Rome’s cemeteries see city website. Photo credit: DedMityay / Shutterstock.com.
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