The Covid – 19 pandemic has put a strain on the world of tourism, one of the sectors that has suffered most and that has been most affected by the various restrictive measures taken by governments. There are many travelers who are eager to return to adventures around the world and can not wait to be able to start again. In this article, then, we will try to answer the question, “Is it safe to travel to Italy right now?”.
Is it already possible to travel to Italy again?
As of today, it is necessary to take a swab to travel to Italy; it is sufficient to do it 48 hours before departure and bring the negative result with you, but the situation is improving significantly and we hope, therefore, a return to normal very soon.
Already last year (in 2020), in the middle of the pandemic, Italy safely welcomed European travelers during the summer and it is likely that also this year it will be possible to return to travel in Italy in freedom from spring, also considering that the current vaccination campaign is producing its first effects.
To stay informed about the situation and to know in an updated way if it is safe to travel in Italy right now, we suggest you to consult the site Viaggiare Sicuri. In this way, given the rapidity with which changes occur, you can stay informed in real time.
Rules and tricks to travel safe in Italy right now (with restrictions due to Covid19)
At the moment in Italy, as in almost every country in the world, it is necessary to respect some simple rules to stay in total safety.
Here are a few things to keep in mind for your trip to Italy:
- Maintain social distancing;
- Avoid crowds;
- Always wear a mask in enclosed spaces and where it is not possible to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter from other people;
- Wash hands frequently.
Travel in Italy in total safety: our advices
In addition to the precautions that we have just suggested you to follow, we want to give you some hints to organize a trip to Italy in a safe and fulfilling way.
In fact, we have thought of three suggestions that may be useful to you:
1. Visit small villages and lesser-known cities
The first suggestion is to choose small villages or lesser-known cities as your travel destination.
Italy is a country rich in beauty and wherever you go you will be able to marvel.
Often there are incredible surprises hidden in small and unknown places too often remained hidden, overshadowed by the fame of the big cities always taken by storm by tourists.
2. Choose a stay in the countryside or in the mountains
Another good idea for a peaceful and safe vacation is to leave the cities behind and take refuge in the countryside or mountains for a relaxing stay in the midst of nature.
How about a week in a farmhouse where you can relax in the open air, taste the delicacies of regional Italian cuisine and maybe organize a trek or a bike ride?
You’ll return to your daily routine completely refreshed!
A good idea, for example, would be to choose the surroundings of Bolzano to enjoy the splendor of the mountains and their healthy, crisp air, or the Tuscan countryside near Florence.
3. Dedicate yourself to outdoor activities in the big cities
If, on the other hand, you don’t want to give up your stay in a city of art, then the advice we would give you is to devote yourself above all to outdoor activities.
Enjoy the cities on foot, walk the streets enjoying the beauty of Italian monuments and, why not, take part in some guided tours to learn more about the history of the places you are visiting.
At Do Eat Better Experience, for example, we offer fun Food Tours in many Italian cities: a guide will accompany you to discover the most characteristic places and traditional flavors of the place where you are. You will live a fun, authentic and safe experience.
You will be able to choose your favorite gastronomic tour among many Italian destinations: from big cities to some smaller places. The common factor will always be the desire to make you live the place as only a true local would do!
We are waiting for you in safety to come back and make you taste Italy!