These last months have been dramatic for WalkItalyTours: several bookings have been cancelled, and guests from Australia, South Africa and the UK were forced to modify their trips, both guided and self-guided tours, so the last thing we wanted to hear was that Italy was keeping its borders closed!
There were reports that Dario Franceschini, Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, would keep the country’s borders closed to tourists for the whole of 2020. However, the President of ENIT, the Italian National Tourist Board, slammed the reports as “fake news”, issuing the following statement on April 29: “Tourism in Italy will start again, with all necessary precautions in place to ensure maximum safety … [and] no border closure is expected. Those who love Italy must be allowed to return to enjoy it, in compliance with governmental and regional guidelines.”
This means WalkItalyTours can welcome small groups for tours in Tuscany, Sardinia, Emilia Romagna and even in Rome. June, September, October and early November are ideal months for walking tours. Please take a look at our calendar.
Remember that for reliable information about tourism in Italy, the best sources are official bodies such as the Italian National Tourist Board.
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