Italy was the first European country to announce severe nationwide limits on travel back in March to contain the spread of the coronavirus but since the “Phase Two” of the lockdown started, these measures have been eased and as of May 18th, Italians can move freely within their region and life is steadily going back to normal.
Restaurants, bars, shops, hairdressers, and beauty salons – under strict health regulations – have reopened; as well as many Rome museums followed by the reopening of theatres and cinemas on June 15th.
It’s been a very difficult situation for the entire world with many losses and with a challenge ahead for many countries to rebuild their economy and ensure the wellbeing of their citizens.
In that sense, Italy is planning to reopen its borders (initially to EU countries) on June 3rd to reactivate the tourism industry that’s been dramatically affected, allow free travel within regions and to lift the current two-week quarantine upon arrival for foreign visitors; and this comes as a great opportunity to see the country as never before.
When life gives you lemons, you have to make the most of it, and without forgetting the reasons that got us here, visiting Italy this summer will give you the chance to see many landmarks, cities, and entire regions without the usual crowds which will make it more enjoyable and will give you a sense of having the place all by yourself.
For the past few days, we’ve been walking around Rome and have taken many photos of the most amazing places, full of history, and we still can’t believe our eyes of how beautiful the Eternal City is and how lucky we are to being able to experience it this way.
We want to share these photos with you to inspire your travel plans and hoping that soon you will be walking these same streets and immortalising memories too.