The day Ferragosto was introduced way back in the year 18 under the Emperor Augustus to celebrate the end of most of the agricultural work and the start of a period of res. Something that Italians today do without compromise by themselves. Therefore, you will find after 15 August almost exclusively tourists around in the Italian cities, while the Italians themselves conspicuous by their absence. The Italians will be found along the 7.420 km coastline encircling Italy. Here they relax and celebrate their holidays. If Italians do not go to the sea, they probably like to go the mountains and breathe the fresh air, eat big lunches and just be together.
Now if you think that there is absolutely no Italians back into the cities in August. That is not entirely true. You should expect to find many shops and restaurants closed during this period. You should also know that all (with few exceptions) will be closed on 15 August and that many do the following two weeks ahead. That said, it must also be mentioned that Ferragosto in major cities is celebrated with fireworks and other festivities, so it's definitely worth a trip to towns in Italy in August.
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