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1st May in Rome

Don't miss the First of May celebrations in Rome when the city celebrates Labor Day with one of the most popular music festivals of the year!

Labor Day is celebrated every year on May 1st to commemorate the trade union movement in Italy and the economic and social improvements it achieved for workers.  Labor Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, but not all.

If you're in Rome on holiday and really love music and concerts,  don't miss this great event in the city. Since1990 the Italian trade unions CGIL, CISL and UIL have organized this big music event, the Concert of the 1st May, in St John in Lateran's Basilica  square.  Each year it attracts thousands of young people, tourists and music lovers from all over Italy and beyond. From morning until late at night, there are performances by Italian and foreign artists on stage.


If you want to attend the Concert of May 1st you should get to the square in the early morning. Given the large crowds, you should definitely get there early if you want to get a seat near the stage. You might also want to get around by public transport (Metro Lines or Bus and Tram) or on foot.


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