American Airlines and Delta offer US tourists covid-tested flights to Italy

Two major US airlines offer quarantine-free flights to Italy to leisure travellers. American Airlines has joined Delta in offering US tourists covid-tested, quarantine-free flights to Italy, with eff...

Rome family doctors and pharmacies to give covid-19 vaccines to over-40s

GPs and pharmacies in Lazio region to administer covid vaccines. Family doctors in Rome and the Lazio region will be able to administer covid-19 vaccines to frail patients as well as people aged over...

Italy reports lowest covid daily death toll in 7 months

Drop in number of deaths and new covid-19 infections comes as Italy opens up to international tourists. Italy reported 93 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday 16 May, compared to 136 the day before,...

Italy reopens to US tourists on covid-tested flights

Delta launches flights to Italy to American leisure travellers from 16 May. Delta Air Lines is offering covid-tested flights to Italy to "all customers" from 16 May as the Italian government lifts "e...

Italy lifts quarantine for tourists from EU, UK and Israel from 16 May

Italy prepares to reopen for tourists this summer. Italy is to drop quarantine restrictions for travellers arriving from European and Schengen zone countries, Israel and the UK from Sunday 16 May, th...

Alcohol consumption in Italy rises by 250% during pandemic

Consumption of  alcohol in Italy has incresed during the covid-19 pandemic by 250%.  The Istituto Superiore di Sanità (the Italian Health Institute) is ringing the alarm: the home consumption of alco...

San Marino offers tourists Sputnik covid-19 vaccine

Tiny republic inside Italy branches into vaccination tourism. San Marino, the tiny landlocked country within northern Italy, is to offer the Sputnik V covid-19 vaccine to visitors from 17 May. The...

Covid-19: Italy could revise curfew on 16 May says foreign minister

Italian government under rising pressure to push back or scrap curfew as Italy opens up to foreign tourists. Italy could revise its nationwide covid curfew on 16 May, according to the country's forei...

Italy's small islands to become 'covid-free' in mass vaccination plan

Italy's mass vaccination progamme on its smaller islands is part of a 'covid-free' plan to help kickstart tourism this summer. Italy begins a mass vaccination campaign on the resident populations of...

Travel to Italy: Covid pass valid for US and UK visitors, says tourism minister

Italy's travel pass will be valid also for non-EU citizens, says Italian tourism minister. Italy's new covid-19 'green' travel pass will be valid also for non-EU citizens, tourism minister Massimo Ga...

Italy to reopen for tourists this summer

Italy will reopen to vaccinated, recovered or covid-negative tourists as country prepares to introduce travel pass in mid-May. Italian premier Mario Draghi has invited tourists to book their summer h...

Pantheon cancels rose petal ceremony for second year

Pentecost tradition in Rome is cancelled in 2021 due to covid-19. The spectacular tradition of rose petals fluttering down through the oculus of the Pantheon, which normally takes place on the Feast...

Covid-19: Vatican Museums reopen on 3 May with stricter rules

Vatican will remove visitors who do not respect covid-19 rules. The Vatican Museums reopen on Monday 3 May, with a promise to enforce strict rules designed to curb the spread of covid-19. Visiti...

Italy approves post-covid recovery plan

Italian lawmakers give green light to government's massive stimulus package. Italy's parliament has approved the government's €222 billion European Union-funded recovery plan by a huge majority after...

Primo Maggio: Italy celebrates Labour Day with 1 May holiday

Italy marks International Workers' Day with national holiday. Italy celebrates Labour Day - known as the Festa dei Lavoratori or Festa del Lavoro - with a nationwide public holiday on 1 May. The e...

Pregnancy in Rome in the covid-19 era

The personal account of expecting a baby and becoming a mother during the coronavirus emergency in Rome. By Theresa Potenza Everyone has that one defining moment. That day or event when the weight...

Pompeii reopens to visitors after covid-19 shutdown

Pompeii will be open to visitors Tuesday to Saturday until 7 June before opening every day. Italy's archaeological site Pompeii reopens to the public on Tuesday 27 April, after being closed in recent...

Covid-19: EU will let vaccinated US tourists visit Europe this summer - report

A top European Union official has said that American tourists who are fully vaccinated against covid-19 should be able to travel to Europe this summer. US tourists who have been fully vaccinated agai...

Colosseum reopens 7 days a week as Italy eases covid-19 rules

Rome's museums and archaeological sites reopen to visitors. The Colosseum, along with the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, will reopen to the public seven days a week from Monday 26 April. The m...

Rome reopens restaurants, cinemas and museums as Italy eases covid-19 curbs

Lazio region around Rome turns 'yellow' on 26 April under Italy's colour-coded system of coronavirus restrictions. Italy is relaxing its covid-19 restrictions in most of the country - including the L...

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