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Statements that go hand in hand with yesterday’s statements by Walter Ricciardi, member of the Executive Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) and adviser to Health Minister Roberto Speranza,  ‘Domenica In’ studies said: “Regions like Lazio and Rome are particularly at risk. In the next few days the capital will certainly be concerned. ”

Also for these alarms, the #iorestoacasa campaign launched by the Lazio Region assumes even more value. The Salute Lazio profile reads: “With the new measures to stop the spread of the #Covid19 virus, the suspension of demonstrations, events, shows, including cinema and theater, is established, as well as the suspension of other activities. Each of us is called to respect these rules and to adopt responsible behaviors. First of all we must limit the movements to strictly necessary cases and therefore, stay as much as possible at home. This is how the #iorestoacasa campaign was born. Many artists, singers and show business members joined. Participate too, send us your video in inbox or to the email communication@regione.lazio.it with the consent to the processing of personal data, if you want it to be shared on our social channels. Now we must be a little physically distant but united as community! Together we will make it. ”


A Guide to Job Hunting for Expats in Italy 1

A Guide to Job Hunting for Expats in Italy

Relocating to Italy can be an exciting opportunity, and finding a job is an important part of the process. Here are some steps and recommendations to help you get started: Research the Job Market When considering a career move to Italy or seeking new opportunities within the country, it’s essential to research the job market […]

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An 8-Day Tour of the Amalfi Coast 2

An 8-Day Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Set off on an 8-day adventure across the Amalfi Coast, including excursions to Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii and Herculaneum. Day 1-2: Positano Positano is a visually stunning village on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, characterized by its vibrant cascade of cliffside houses and tranquil beaches. Its labyrinthine streets lead to historical sites such as Grotto La Porta, which […]

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10 Benefits of Hiking by Train Around Rome 11

10 Benefits of Hiking by Train Around Rome

Guest Article written by Sal from Nature of Sal Embarking on a hiking adventure around Rome by train offers a myriad of benefits beyond mere transportation. From convenience to sustainability, here are ten reasons why exploring Rome’s surrounding hiking trails by train is an enriching experience. Accessibility Train stations are conveniently located throughout Rome (with […]

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Activities for the 2777th Birthday Celebration of Rome 23

Activities for the 2777th Birthday Celebration of Rome

Birthday of Rome 19-21 April 2024 at Circus Maximus April 18, 2024 – 8:09 PM On the occasion of the 2777th Birthday of Rome, the area of the Circus Maximus hosts the traditional activities of the Roman Historical Group with representations of ancient rites and festivals, gladiator shows, and historical reenactments. Three days of culture, […]

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Relocating to Italy with Your Pet in 2024: Regulations and Tips for a Smooth Transition 24

Relocating to Italy with Your Pet in 2024: Regulations and Tips for a Smooth Transition

Before You Leave: Compliance with Regulations 1. Microchip Identification Before relocating, ensure your pet has a microchip that complies with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO Standard 11785. If your pet’s microchip does not meet these standards, you may need to bring a compatible reader, contact the EU Port of Entry for assistance, […]

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The Water’s Return to the Baths of Caracalla in Rome 25

The Water’s Return to the Baths of Caracalla in Rome

In 2024, the Baths of Caracalla in Rome welcomed the return of water through a remarkable installation named ‘Lo Specchio’ (‘The Mirror’). This contemporary feature, measuring 42 meters by 32 meters, creates a reflective surface that mirrors the grandeur of the ancient ruins, offering a visual connection between Rome’s storied past and its present. The […]

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Coronavirus: a new decree signed overnight by the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and published in the Official Journal contains more stringent measures to contain the spread of the virus in Lombardy and in 14 other provinces where the number of infections are greater.

A series of other measures are valid throughout the national territory. Compared to the initial draft, which began to circulate yesterday evening, there are 14 provinces and not 11 provinces, in addition to Lombardy, affected by more rigorous measures to contain the infection.  These provinces are Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro e Urbino, Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola, Vercelli, Padova, Treviso and Venezia.  The measures stated in the decree are valid from today, March 8, until April 3.

CORONAVIRUS, NEW MEASURES FOR THE “RED ZONE” AND THE REST OF ITALY

RED ZONE MEASURES (Article 1 of the decree of 8 March 2020)

It is forbidden to enter and exit

Travel in and out of Lombardy and the 14 provinces stated above is prohibited. One can only move for emergencies or "proven" work needs, which must however be authorized by the prefect. Absolute ban on mobility for those who have been in quarantine.

Schools closed until April 3 - The teaching activity for schools of all levels, universities and academies is suspended until April 3.

Bars and restaurants open from 6 to 18 - The decree states an opening hours allowed for restaurant and bar services, from 6 to 18, provided that a place is able to comply with the "obligation" to ensure the interpersonal safety distance of 1 meter in the premises, with the sanction of suspension of the activity in case of violation. The suspension of exams for a driving license is also ordered.

Closed gyms and swimming pools. Derogation for games behind closed doors

The decree also establishes the closure in Lombardy and in the 14 provinces mentioned above of all gyms, swimming pools, spas and wellness centers. Outdoor sports competitions are allowed only behind closed doors (no fans). Shopping centers will have to be closed but only on the weekend. Other commercial activities, other than catering, may remain open on condition that they are able to guarantee a distance of one meter between customers. Instead, museums, cultural centers and ski resorts are closed. Contests are also suspended.

No weddings or funerals. Cinemas and theaters are closed

Civil and religious ceremonies, including funeral ceremonies, are suspended. All organized events are also suspended, as well as events in public or private places, including those of a cultural, recreational, sporting and religious nature, even if held in closed places but open to the public, such as large events, cinemas, theaters, pubs, schools dance halls, game rooms, betting rooms and bingo halls, discos and similar places.

Holidays

Whenever possible, employers are advised to encourage the use of ordinary leave or holidays by their employees.


VALID MEASURES IN THE REST OF ITALY (Articles 2 and 3 of the decree of 8 March 2020)

Schools are closed until March 15th

The teaching activity for schools of all levels and universities remains suspended until March 15th. Educational trips and school trips are suspended until April 3.

Cinemas, theaters and museums are closed

Throughout the whole national territory, the suspension of cinematographic, theatre events and events and shows of any nature "carried out in every place, both public and private". Opening of museums is suspended. The Municipality of Rome announces that it has ordered the closure of all museums, theatres and all places and institutes of culture.

Closed pubs, discos and bingo

Pubs, dance schools, game rooms, betting rooms and bingo halls, discos and similar clubs are suspended.

Bars and restaurants, gyms and swimming pools are open but with an obligation to keep distance of 1 meter between customers.

The managers of catering businesses can continue to keep the premises open, provided that they guarantee the interpersonal safety distance of at least one meter. Same goes for gyms and swimming pools, which can remain open as long as the visitors are guarantee safety distance from each other.

Limit travel

Among the preventive measures, art. 3 point C reads: "It is recommended to limit, where possible, the movement to strictly necessary cases".

Prohibition of staying in emergency rooms

Patient carers cannot stay in the emergency room waiting. Access of relatives and visitors to hospitals is also limited.

Prohibition of mobility for quarantined individuals

Even in the rest of Italy who is in preventive quarantine or has tested positive for the virus cannot move from home.

No civil and religious ceremonies, including funerals

Weddings and funerals are also suspended throughout the country.

Medical congresses suspension

Conferences, meetings and events involving healthcare personnel are suspended.

Prison visits

The decree provides for people in prisons to carry out the visits not in person but by telephone or video.

Holidays

As in the red zone, same goes for the rest of Italy, whenever possible, employers are advised to encourage the use of ordinary leave or holidays by their employees.

Public transport and sanitation of vehicles

Public transport companies will have to take extraordinary measures to disinfect their vehicles.

Communicate to ASL (national heath care company) if you come from the red zone

Anyone returning to Italy from countries at epidemiological risk must communicate it to the competent ASL office. But also those who have passed through the red zones in the last 14 days (article 5, point 2).


THE SANCTIONS

Failure to comply with the decree is punished according to the article 650 of the Criminal Code, as required by the law of 23 February, i.e. with the arrest of up to 3 months and a fine of up to 206 euros.

Original article in Italian and the PDF of the decree you can read here.


A Guide to Job Hunting for Expats in Italy 26

A Guide to Job Hunting for Expats in Italy

Relocating to Italy can be an exciting opportunity, and finding a job is an important part of the process. Here are some steps and recommendations to help you get started: Research the Job Market When considering a career move to Italy or seeking new opportunities within the country, it’s essential to research the job market […]

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An 8-Day Tour of the Amalfi Coast 27

An 8-Day Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Set off on an 8-day adventure across the Amalfi Coast, including excursions to Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii and Herculaneum. Day 1-2: Positano Positano is a visually stunning village on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, characterized by its vibrant cascade of cliffside houses and tranquil beaches. Its labyrinthine streets lead to historical sites such as Grotto La Porta, which […]

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10 Benefits of Hiking by Train Around Rome 36

10 Benefits of Hiking by Train Around Rome

Guest Article written by Sal from Nature of Sal Embarking on a hiking adventure around Rome by train offers a myriad of benefits beyond mere transportation. From convenience to sustainability, here are ten reasons why exploring Rome’s surrounding hiking trails by train is an enriching experience. Accessibility Train stations are conveniently located throughout Rome (with […]

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Activities for the 2777th Birthday Celebration of Rome 48

Activities for the 2777th Birthday Celebration of Rome

Birthday of Rome 19-21 April 2024 at Circus Maximus April 18, 2024 – 8:09 PM On the occasion of the 2777th Birthday of Rome, the area of the Circus Maximus hosts the traditional activities of the Roman Historical Group with representations of ancient rites and festivals, gladiator shows, and historical reenactments. Three days of culture, […]

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