So, we have to take advantage of our culinary seasonal specialties that are basically a giant keto diet before detoxing for the 40 days of Lent 😓
This is what we know up to February 22nd 2022.
Our covid19 infections are still quite high, our RT rate is 9.9% but hospitalizations are going down. The booster and children campaigns weren't as successful in Italy but by March 1st we are starting the 4th shot for the immunocompromised. As for the 4th shot for the regular population, we don't have an official press release by the government yet. However, our army general who is in charge of the logistics said today they think it will be in the Fall, maybe starting on late September.
Will it be the pan-covid+flu shot or any covid vax again? Who knows... not even Dr Fauci knows it.
This basically follows the new regulations in the other EU countries like Spain and France.
Moreover, visitors entering Italy from outside the EU won't need to quarantine anymore but will still need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. As the Spanish government made it clear in January: our governments need the tourist money and this is also why many airlines are hiring again and promoting deals.
In Turin everyone is requesting their passport and the police (where you request your passport) is so overwhelmed with the requests, they aren't scheduling any new appointments.
In Italy, these categories do feel left behind.
It is true though that climate change is a reality up here in Piedmont where we have been experiencing months of drought and a warm February. The plus side of the current situation is that warmer temps and longer light hours mean people can enjoy being outdoors, and thus, the infections will easily follow the trends of the past 2 years, and decline.
No more swab tests, no more lines at the pharmacy, no more safety protocols - even though some rules apparently are still in place, but the vary region to region and institution to institution. Apparently, certain Italian hospitals are still not allowing fathers-to-be in the delivery room... even with a green pass and a negative test!
... not sure protestors and many Italians really know why there is a Canadian flag... In fact, the Italian media don't release many detailed news about what happens abroad whether it is Ottawa, Ukraine, the US or Israel. To get to know what happens around the world you do need to read the international press.
This is just a 4 day week-end but it allows families to go skiing or at least up to the mountains where there is no snow... or down to the sea and relax.
Should you plan your travel over to Italy in the Spring?
Seize the time, amici! When there are no restrictions just take advantage of these windows. Short-term travels should definitely happen, and following the summer patterns the June-September travel plans too.
|Eurovision Song Contest 2022: Turin|
How about Turin? What's the situation?
We are hosting the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on May 10-14 and those days you won't find a room in the city anymore BUT you will easily find one in all the other dates!
Plan 5 days over here in Torino to really get to know the city and our royal lifestyle made up of royal coffee shops, neighborhood outdoors markets, wine - chocolate - cheese - pastry and gelato tastings. There are so many cool things to see, visit and try, you'll be craving to come back for more!
After all, where else can you find wide and small piazzas, impressive museums and a decadent food and wine culture?
Think Philadelphia meets Paris meets Rome and you'll get Turin 🎇!!
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