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May 1: Labor Day in Italy

May 1, Labor Day, is a national holiday in Italy and you will find that most of the main attractions in Rome, such as the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, the Borghese Gallery and other museums, will be closed on that day.

This is a great opportunity to get off the beaten path and discover some hidden gems in Rome, exploring beautiful (and often peaceful!) spots you may never have discovered otherwise. The following are our favorite secret spots for you to discover in Rome May 1, Labor Day in Italy: While Appia Antica may not be top of every visitor’s wish list, it should be.

The Catacombs of Priscilla and the Capuchin Crypt are both open on May 1 and if you’re looking for a spine-chilling experience, they don’t get better than this. You’ll be amazed at what lies beneath Rome and after your visit, leaving with a deeper understanding of a city layered in history.

But then again, Rome is an open-air museum and with sights like Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, there is a plethora of things to see and do in the Eternal City.