COVID-19 Update - 09 March 2020

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Dear All,
unfortunately, the evolution of the coronavirus situation in Italy forced the Italian Government to issue new restrictive measures affecting our everyday life. Here following you will find the new measures, effective until April 3rd, 2020.
The Government has divided Italy into 2 areas:
  • Orange area, including Lombardy (the provinces of Milan, Brescia, Bergamo, Mantua, Lodi, Pavia, Cremona, Sondro, Como) and other 14 provinces: Verbano, Vercelli, Novara, Asti, Alessandria (in Piedmont), Piacenza, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and Rimini (in Emilia Romagna), Venice, Padua and Treviso (in Veneto), Pesaro Urbino (in Le Marche).
  • Yellow area, including the rest of Italy
Travel in and out of Lombardy and the 14 provinces concerned is forbidden. You can only move for emergencies or "proven" work needs, but they will have to be authorized by the Prefect. Also, those who have been quarantined cannot move from their homes.
The educational activity for schools of every order and grade, universities and academies is suspended until April 3rd in the orange area and until March 15th in the yellow area.
All organized events, as well as events in a public or private place, including cultural, playful, sporting and religious events, even if they were held indoors but open to the public, are suspended throughout the country. Museums, cinemas, theatres, pubs, dance schools, arcades, betting rooms and bingo halls, clubs are closed.
Outdoor sports competitions are only allowed behind closed doors.
Catering services and bars in the orange area are allowed to stay open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., provided that the operator can comply with the "obligation" to ensure the distance of interpersonal safety in the premises. Restaurant and bars are open without limitations in the rest of Italy, with the same indications about distance among clients. Other non-catering businesses (i.e. shops) can stay open as long as they can guarantee the distance of 1 metre between customers.
Shopping malls will have to be closed on weekends, while supermarkets are open without limitations.
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Marcello Cordovani is the founder and co-owner of VITORITALY. He is also the Tour Manager of the private tour of Italy

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Message from the CEO
Dear all,
in these very difficult days for all of us, for Italy and the whole world, we hope that you, your families and your loved ones are well and are making the most of your time.
It feels like the entire world right now is on edge. It seems like the world has paralyzed, our lives have suddenly changed, it’s so difficult to adapt to a new reality, some people we know are leaving us forever.
There is also a lot of fear about what will happen. No one can make predictions.
But there is a beginning and an end to everything.
There are thousands of doctors, researchers and scientists who are working on a solution.
We are reacting with strength, determination and cohesion without forgetting our deep humanity, joy and creativity. Human beings have already overcome difficult times like this, so we must look ahead and keep on living. In this period let’s try to do things we have never done, to rediscover our families, our loved ones and friendships. Let’s use this period to improve ourselves internally, to think about the gift of our lives, to love, to embrace, to smile, to tell each other things that we would never have said.
To our friends who like travelling and exploring….
It's very difficult to be world travelers stuck at home. We must stop and get through this exceptional chapter safely, and we miss travelling. But please, keep on dreaming, with the same positivity, passion, curiosity you had before. On our side, we are here at work with the same passion and professionalism, with the same desire to continue to share emotions, stories, projects with our friends. We are working for a tomorrow made of new services and new ideas, to make your travels even more pleasant, more comfortable and more intense. It is a new challenge, which we never expected to face but, with your help, we will start again, stronger than before and always close to you.
And soon the time will come when once again we will swim together in our beautiful lakes and seas, walk together in our cities, cook together in our kitchens, eat together at our trattorias, sip together a glass of wine at our cellars.
Until then, I want to thank you for your support and understanding. Take care of yourself, we can't wait to give you a warm welcome back to our fantastic country.
Grazie e ciao,


Marcello Cordovani
Founder and CEO