Opening hours in Italy depend on the region of Italy and a season. Hereby I've collected for you the most common business hours of Italian banks, bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and more.
Please note that opening hours in Italy may vary in very touristic places and resorts. Shops, banks and restaurants may stay open longer in the evening and work through lunch time.
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:30 and 15:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 12:30
Monday-Friday: 08:30 - 13:30 and 15:00 - 16.30
Saturday and Sunday: closed
Some exchange offices are open on Saturdays and Sundays
Cafe and bars
Daily: 07:30 - 22:00 (in the summer longer)
Daily: 12:00 - 15:00 and 19:30 - 23:00 (in the summer longer)
Monday to Sunday: 09:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 20:00
Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 13:00 or closed depending on the region
There is a standard practice in Italy when a certain supermarket can be open one Sunday a month, for example, every first Sunday of the month.
Drugstores - Pharmacies
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:30 and 15:30 - 19:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00 or closed
All big cities in Italy normally have at least one pharmacy open 24 hours a day. These can be marked with one of the following signs.
Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 12:30 and eventually for a couple of hours in the afternoon
Post office Italian working hours can vary a lot depending on size of the city, but generally are the following:
Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 17:00 in big cities and 8:30 - 13:00 in villages
Saturday: 08:30 - 13:00
If you are not sure of opening hours Italy supermarkets, shops or commercial centers I'd recommend consulting a website called Aperto Domenica. It will give you always an updated info about business hours in Italy for a given Sunday or national holiday.
The website is in Italian only, although the navigation is really easy and straightforward also for non-Italian speaking nationals.
In order to consult specific pharmacies working hours in Italy you may go to Farmacie Aperte. The same thing here: the website is in Italian language only but the navigation is quite simple.
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