Italian vacation

Milano in August is completely deserted. Everybody is out of town, everything is closed including shops, bakeries, and bars. Almost every company closes its doors and doesn’t even answer its phones. All workers take their annual vacation at the same time!

It is incredible how in the year 2003, Italy – a G7 member – can sustain a 20 day “general-strike” once a year!

2 thoughts on “Italian vacation”

  1. The problem is when you live in Italy and decide to take vacation on september for example. During August, every day you have the feeling of going to work on Sundays: while everybody is having fun everywhere you’re the unlucky one who has to work (not to mention the hot weather…).

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