Please sign in to post.

Q: Are there current curfews in place for vacationers in Venice, Florence, Rome?

Good Day,
I am scheduled to travel from the USA to Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome) in June for two weeks vacation but I keep hearing about lockdown restrictions instituted in Italy. I found this posted by the US Embassy in Italy: "The Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Italy recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy."

Has anyone recently visited Italy in these cities? Is there a lock-down? curfews? for vacationers? etc.... Really want to go this year!
CZ

Posted by
9176 posts

The rules today may not be the rules tomorrow. The situation is fluid and can change day by day. No one can predict what the rules will be in June.

Posted by
24837 posts

You asked about "current curfews" but then said "June".

What is today is not necessarily what will be in June. Or it might be. Nobody knows. It all depends on what the virus does, how sick the population is and how many are dying.

A couple of recent threads here have addressed the current lockdowns - by colour classification, what colour an area is depends on how intense the lockdown is. Both threads became quite political and went off topic so they may eventually be removed by the Webmaster. Have a look now, and look for the bits which answer your question:

https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/italy/recommendation-for-an-english-speaking-swimming-teacher-swimming-school-in-florence

https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/italy/what-is-the-status-of-covid-vaccine-distribution-in-italy-now-predicted

Posted by
490 posts

Too soon for June. There is a curfew throughout the country from 10 pm until 5 am. I would hope it won't be in place in June. The rules apply to everyone except for reasons for work, emergency or health issues. Most of us can't even leave the towns we are in (orange zone rules) and no one can leave their regions. Not a good place to be right now but hopefully in April things will be better (for those of us living here). I am hoping for yellow and movement between regions.

Posted by
18102 posts

A more fundamental question is whether you will even be allowed to enter the country. Unless you meet one of the limited exception criteria, you cannot travel to Italy today. It's impossible to predict what the situation will be like in June, but keep in mind that Italy is not vaccinating people as fast as the US, and even here we don't expect to have all adults vaccinated by June.

Posted by
12119 posts

Approximately 5% of the Italian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, as of today, after 2 months from the start of the vaccination program.

At this pace the government forecasts that the goal of vaccinating at least 70% of the Italian population would be reached in March 2023. Two real time sources from two reliable newsgroups are linked below.

https://lab24.ilsole24ore.com/numeri-vaccini-italia-mondo/
https://lab.gedidigital.it/gedi-visual/2021/report-vaccini-anti-covid-aggiornamento-vaccinazioni-italia/

Currently Italian localities are classified in colored tiers depending on the gravity of the pandemic data and viral spread: white, yellow, orange, red (from minimal to severe). The classifications changes weekly. Restrictions in a red zone means that nobody can be outside at any time except for specific necessary reasons. In an orange zone, you can be outside but only within you city limits.

In any case, as of today, you would not be authorized to enter the country except for proven work, health, or emergency needs (and even in that case, good luck finding flights, since airlines continually cancel scheduled flights).

Posted by
9 posts

Thank you everyone. I need to be realistic. From everyone’s input , with June just three months away i think i will need to start postponing this till 2022 or 2023. The problem is the non refundable hotels rooms that i booked back in early 2019. Those vouchers will set to expire Nov 2021 unless by some miracle the Italian Govnt will extend the expiration on those vouchers. June was my only chance this year to go. So far the hotels have given me a firm no- meaning no extension per the Italian law decree. Sure others are probably in the same situation with vouchers expiring. I know they want to get their economy rolling too. Maybe 2023 or 24!