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COVID-19 - Travel within Italy

As the world continues to battle the virus we were unexpectedly confronted with, many people continue to look to the future in the hopes that travel may return to some semblance of normality sooner rather than later.

Italy was hard hit by the effects of the virus so as our country slowly reopens, public health and safety remain the priority

Phase 3 of the Italian lockdown remains in effect throughout Italy.

Many of our past and future guests have contacted us with questions regarding travel within Italy.

The following regulations have been set at a federal level, however regional governing bodies have the authority to set travel limits and restrictions as they see fit for their areas. In July, the Campania Region re-opened travel into and within the region itself. 

Social distancing (a minimum of 1 meter between people) remains at the forefront of the preventative measures. Personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of masks are required inside commercial buildings, businesses, hospitals, basically all indoor public areas throughout Italy. Hand sanitizer is readily available in public and private areas. The number of guests allowed within a location at any given time has been considerably reduced to account for social distancing. 

Under the current guidelines, hotels and B&Bs who can guarantee implementation of the new social distancing guidelines have the authority to reopen. Bars, cafes, and restaurants within hotels will be accessible to registered guests only and large gatherings within are to be avoided. The majority of local accommodations in Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast areas re-opened in June, however many chose to remain closed for the season.

The U.S. State Department lowered the Travel Advisory to a Level 3 for those considering travel to Italy. However, at this time, travellers from most non-EU countries, including the United States, are not permitted to enter Italy for non-essential travel. Please see the latest travel parameters regarding entry into Italy as outlined by the Italian Ministry of Health.

 

General Information specific to the Naples, Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Areas:

  • Public beaches and private beach clubs are open, though with reduced capacity and reservations required for private clubs.

  • Prices for Beaches in Sorrento and on the Sorrentine Peninsula

  • Travel to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Mt. Vesuvius, the Caserta Royal Palace
 and Capri:

    • Pompeii: The archaeological ruins reopened on 26 May. There is a preset itinerary that must be followed and entrance is limited. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and a specific time slot must be selected. The only area with limitless access is Piazza Anfiteatro.

    • Herculaneum: Open

    • Mt. Vesuvius National Park: Open.

    • Royal Palace of Caserta: Open. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and entrance is allowed for a limited number of visitors according to specific time slots.

    • The San Severo Chapel: Open.

    • Naples Archaeological Museum (MANN): Open with advanced booking required and a preset itinerary that must be followed.

    • Naples Museum of Modern Art (MADRE): Open with no advanced booking required (though recommended), access limited to 20 visitors per hour, and a preset itinerary that must be followed.

    • Capri: Accessible by public ferries and private watercraft (boats, yachts, etc).

 

As always, we remain available to assist you with any questions or advice related to current or future bookings with our company.

We look forward to welcoming you in Italy! 

 

Last Updated September 17, 2020

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