An agreement between the government and labor groups in February to avoid transit strikes this year did little to prevent a walkout of air traffic controllers Mar. 24 and train workers Mar. 25, wrecking the travel schedules of thousands. The agreement was an attempt to minimize inconveniences for travelers from all over the world coming to Italy for the Catholic Church’s jubilee year. The shutdown came with little warning, and bodes ill for travelers hoping to follow tight itineraries in the coming months.