The situation in Italy, Venice and Veneto: an update and overview
Italy developed a system based on color tiers with increasing and decreasing restrictions according to the pandemic situation. Tiers are white, yellow, orange and red from the better to the worse situation.
As of today, Veneto and Venezia are in the “yellow” tier, currently the better in Italy. Here is the situation of what’s open and what You can do.
- To date, the curfew at 10 pm remains confirmed: it is therefore necessary to return to your residence or accommodation by 10 pm.
- A face mask is mandatory both inside and outside.
- Museums, galleries, collections and archaeological parks open: advance booking is recommended, but in most cases mandatory, because admissions will be limited.
- Cinemas, theaters, shows and concerts: green light but only with seats one meter apart and with reservations required. Capacity of the halls 50%, maximum 500 people indoors; outdoors up to 1000.
- Churches: they can be visited freely during their opening hours, which may vary from church to church. Celebrations and masses take place with spaced places.
- Bars and restaurants: in the yellow area you can to eat and drink at the table for both lunch and dinner, at the moment only as long as it is outdoors. Take away and home without restrictions. From 1 June in the yellow areas it is also possible to eat indoors, only for lunch at the table and until 6 pm. Eating and drinking in the hotels without limitations. Bars and restaurants are open everywhere on highways, hospitals, cruise terminals and airports.
- Movements between regions and passes: free movement between the “yellow” regions; for the “red” or “orange” ones, a negative molecular COVID test certificate in the previous 48 hours is required; or a certificate of vaccination performed no more than 6 months before, or a certificate of recovery from the virus since no more than 6 months. Self-certification, on the other hand, is sufficient to move for reasons of work, health and necessity.
- Visits to relatives, friends and acquaintances: until June 15, maximum 4 people at the home of relatives and friends, parties are prohibited. In the yellow areas it is also possible to move outside the region; in the orange zone within the municipality; forbidden visits in the red zone.
In Venice, therefore, the above rules apply. Venice in detail:
St. Mark’s Basilica: at the moment it cannot be visited and is only accessible for religious celebrations. The Museum of San Marco in the Basilica can be visited with access to the internal walkways on the upper floor and to the terrace on the first floor where the horses are located.
Guggenheim Collection regularly open with reservations required – Sunday to Monday from 10am to 6pm. For visits on weekends, reservations are required at least one day in advance.
Gallerie dell’Accademia open Monday from 8:15 am to 2:15 pm, the high days 8:15 am to 7:15 pm. Reservations required on Saturday and Sunday.
Biennale of Architecture: opening confirmed from May 22, reservation mandatory.
Civic Museums of Venice: Palazzo Ducale and Correr every day, the others only from Friday to Sunday.
From Monday 26 April: Palazzo Ducale every day from 10.00 to 18.00 (last admission at 17.00)
First floor of the Correr Museum, every day from 11.00 to 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
From Friday 30 April: Ca ‘Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art from Friday to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00
Murano Glass Museum from Friday to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00
Burano Lace Museum from Friday to Sunday from 12.00 to 16.00
Palazzo Mocenigo Museum from Friday to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00
Ca ‘Rezzonico – Museum of the Venetian eighteenth century from Friday to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00
Natural History Museum Giancarlo Ligabue from Friday to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00
Carlo Goldoni’s House Museum from Friday to Sunday from 12.00 to 16.00
The above times and the situation are purely for indicative purposes and may undergo variations, it is always advisable to check from official sources.