We love this national holiday called Workers' Day, or primo Maggio. We don’t work, the most of the attractions are closed It’s one of the great occasion for picnic or big outdoor lunch with family and friends.
Must have food is ‘fave e pecorino’: Fava beans and Pecorino cheese, very tasty… a bite of pecorino cheese and a bean while chatting and having fun and wine.
On May 1,the big happening is the free concert in front of the Basilica of San Giovanni.it is a great musical event attended by thousands of people. It is organized by the trade unions.
It starts around 2pm and finishes around midnight, with many local and international artists playing throughout. The crowd is enormous, very young and enthusiastic. If you are not attending the concert, I suggest avoiding the area.
Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel)
Other state museum and archeological area.
The coliseum and the roman forum and palatine hill are open.