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The Christmas break finished almost as quickly as it began, and most of us are now busy making good on those New Year’s resolutions to work harder, get fitter, and learn a new hobby.
We here at Flawless Milano believe that the best way of keeping true to those resolutions is to reward yourself once in a while. 2017 is going to be a big year, and it’s important you pace one’s self.
Here to help you beat the bookings rush and lock in a happy (hopefully cheaper) holiday is our breakdown of the bank holidays in Milan for 2017.
Easter Long Weekend | 11 days off for the price of 5 | 10 days off for the price of 4
2017’s first bank holiday is Easter Monday, on 17 April. Those with a bit of extra annual leave up their sleeves will be able to extend 5 days’ leave into 11, taking into account that Liberation Day falls on Tuesday 25 April. With the weather finally warming up, it could be the perfect time to book in an intensely relaxing weekend in one of the many agriturismi that Lombardy has to offer.
Alternatively, convert 4 days’ leave into 10 by taking off on 22 April and making the most of International Workers’ Day on Monday 1 May!
Republic Day Long Weekend
Almost marking the halfway point of the year, Republic Day falls on 2 June – a Friday. Make the most of the long weekend and try to get away to one of the seaside towns closer to Milano!
Ferragosto falls on 15 August, this year it’s a Tuesday. Knowing that most of Milan shuts down for this period, we consider it a perfect time to get out of the city and sample some of Italy’s dream hotels. If you’re unlucky enough to find yourself in sweltering Milan for this period, instead of, say, on a beach in Sardinia – don’t despair. Keep calm and consult our Milano Ferragosto survival guide.
All Saint’s Day
If you don’t get away during August, your next to exploit a bank holiday won’t arrive until 1 November on All Saint’s Day. This year All Saint’s Day happens to fall on a Wednesday, which might be less than ideal for some. Still it could be a good chance to convert two days of annual leave into five, and getaway for a long relaxing weekend.
Feast Day of St Ambrose and Immaculate Conception
The Feast Day of St Ambrose and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception fall fortuitously on Thursday 7 December and Friday 8 December. Celebrate the 4 day long weekend in style by popping out for a spot of skiing in one of many world class resort towns only hours away from Milan.