Safe on holiday to Italy!

Actuele reisinformatie voor Italië

Op dit moment mag je vanuit Nederland op vakantie naar Italië (kleurcode geel). Er zijn alleen tot 31 maart (inreis)beperkingen. Wat er na 31 maart gaat gebeuren is nog niet bekend.
Je hebt een Europees coronabewijs nodig en het is gedurende heel 2022 verplicht het zogenaamde Passengers Locator Form in te vullen.

Hieronder alles nog even wat uitgebreider als je naar Italië op vakantie gaat, in Italië bent of terugkeert van je vakantie in Italië. De regio Umbrië is een witte regio. Dus veilig op vakantie naar Italië kan prima als je naar Umbrië gaat.

I recommend that you especially use the site of the national government to keep an eye on whether download the travel app from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also on the site of the ANWB you can find good information. Furthermore, I will update the information in this blog with every change.

Safely on holiday in Italy with a mouth cap

What does that mean for your holiday?

This means that you must be able to prove that you do not have Covid upon entering Italy.
Bij de grens moet je een vaccinatie-, herstelbewijs of negatieve test (3G) kunnen tonen vanaf 6 jaar. Er wordt steekproefgewijs gecontroleerd d.m.v. het doen van een covid-test. Als blijkt dat je positief bent moet je 10 dagen in quarantaine op eigen kosten. Bij aankomst op Sicilië moet je sowieso een sneltest doen.

The Green Pass and the Super Green Pass.
In Italië wordt onderscheid gemaakt in soorten bewijzen: de Green Pass en de Super Green Pass.

The Green Pass heb je als je het bewijs hebt van een negatieve PCR test (72 uur geldig) of een negatieve antigeentest (48 uur geldig). Met de Green Pass mag je Italië inreizen, publieke ruimtes in en gebruik maken van publieke diensten zoals een postkantoor of bank.

The Super Green Pass heeft een onbeperkte geldigheid als je 3x bent gevaccineerd. Hij is 6 maanden geldig na 2 vaccinaties of een herstelbewijs.
De Super Green Pass heb je nodig om het openbaar vervoer te kunnen gebruiken, naar een bar of restaurant te kunnen gaan (ook buiten). Verder moet je je Super Green Pass laten zien als je ergens wilt overnachten, een congres, beurs of sagra (lokale festiviteiten) wilt bezoeken of bij een huwelijksfeest wilt zijn.
Tenslotte moet je hem laten zien in de zogenaamde niet-essentiële winkels, musea, theaters, wellness centra, attracties en bij sportieve activiteiten zoals bijvoorbeeld skiën.

Het digital Passenger Locator Form
Before you leave, don't forget to register with the so-called Digital Passenger Locator Form. You must have this form with you in your car throughout your holiday.

In Italië

Binnen en in drukke ruimtes (ook buiten dus) is het verplicht om een mondkapje te dragen. Buiten is het niet meer verplicht.
De onderlinge afstand van één meter blijft gehandhaafd.

Terug naar Nederland

Bij terugkeer uit Italië naar Nederland zul je je coronabewijs, vaccinatie-, herstelbewijs of negatieve test (3G) moeten kunnen tonen. Kinderen tot 12 jaar hoeven niets aan te tonen bij terugkeer.
Bij vliegreizen van en naar Nederland is een gezondheidsverklaring verplicht vanaf 12 jaar 

The current situation in Italy

Afhankelijk van de hoogte van het risico om covid te krijgen heeft Italië kleurcodes per regio.
Wit: veilig
Geel: laag risico
Oranje: gemiddeld risico
Rood: hoog risico

Vanaf 14 februari 2022 (het kaartje is nog niet geupdate):
Wit: Basilicata en Umbria
Geel: Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Molise, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia, Toscana, Veneto, Provincie autonome di Bolzano en Trento
Oranje: Abruzzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Marche, Piemonte en Valle Aosta.

Safe on holiday with us

Here at Polmone we also do everything necessary to prevent possible contamination. It was always good practice that we meticulously cleaned the apartments at a change. We always did that with ecological cleaning products.

However, now we use disinfectant, virus-killing cleaning products as prescribed by the authorities. We always washed the bed linen and towels at 60 degrees. In addition, the duvet covers are also ironed so that any virus particles really cannot survive.

Do you want to do your own laundry? 

That is of course still possible. Before you enter the room where the washing machine is located, first clean your hands with the hand gel that is there. Then you can safely put your laundry in the washing machine and before you close the door of the washing machine again, clean your hands again with the gel that is there. Put the soap in the machine, close the washing machine door and turn on the machine. This way we do everything safely, also for the next one. We will disinfect the door handle of the washing machine room ourselves every day.

Will it be a contactless holiday?

No definitely not!
The traditional moments of reception, farewell and baking the joint pizza will be a bit different. Simply because we have to keep our distance. Together we must ensure that we keep a physical distance of 1 meter. That should work fine on arrival and when leaving.

Eating pizza together is an experience

But Nico and I had to think about how and whether or not we would bake pizzas with everyone. Last year we decided that Nico and I will prepare and bake the pizzas together. Unfortunately the children can no longer help!
There are enough round tables that we can add to keep enough distance from others. Last year it all went very well. With a little more distance, but it was just as pleasantly happy!

Can the pool be used?

The swimming pool can be used as usual, but here too some other agreements apply. The most important are the distances between the sunbeds and the chairs by the pool. There must be a space of 1.5 meters between them if they are used by non-family members. And it is mandatory to put a beach towel that you brought with you on the lounger or deck chair before sitting or lying on it. Finally, a maximum of 7 people are allowed in the water at the same time and also in the water we will have to take into account a physical distance of 1.5 meters between non-family members.

Which trips are safe in Umbria?

Of course, you don't just want to enjoy the special view from your apartment or relax by the pool. Of course you also want to do something when you are on vacation.

Polmone is located in the middle of a UNESCO reserve

Polmone is located in the middle of the Unesco Reserve for the Biosphere Monte Peglia

Umbria is characterized by its green valleys, the rolling hills, its streams, waterfalls, lakes and forests. You can take beautiful walks here without meeting anyone. In addition, Polmone Turismo Verde is located in the vast hilly area of the Monte Peglia (837m), which was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve last year.
The reserve is an area of 42,342 ha between the Tiber and Paglia rivers.

It consists mainly of woodland and forms an important natural pool of fauna, flora and mushroom species in and around the 3 extinct volcanoes of San Venanzo. In the area you can find thousands of plant species, 44 species of wild mammals and 34 different bird varieties. Here you will find a number of protected animal species such as the wild cat, the marten, the peregrine falcon, the eagle owl, the spotted and the spectacled salamander, the Etruscan chub and the river prawn that is already extinct in the world. 

The three volcanoes of San Venanzo

San Venanzo itself, the municipality to which Polmone belongs, is a very exceptional area. 265,000 years ago, 3 volcanoes erupted around San Venanzo. Due to this natural phenomenon, very rare rocks can be found that otherwise only occur in China, Uganda and Brazil. This concerns the “venanzite“, A rock that originated from the lava of the Pian di Celle volcano. You can check it all out in the San Venanzo Volcanology Museum and occasional guided hikes through the volcanic area are organized.
The Monte Peglia Reserve is part of the Parco di Monte Peglia e Selva Meana Nature Reserve. In all of Umbria this is just one of a total of 7 other nature parks: Colfiorito, Lago Trasimeno, Monte Cucco, Monte Subasio, Nera, Tevere and Monti Sibillini. All these nature parks comprise 7.5 % of the total area of the Umbria region. It is clear that you will find a lot of space and greenery here.

Enough undiscovered, safe places in Umbria

In addition to the special nature of the region, you will of course also find the picturesque villages and cities that are so characteristic of Italy, for example Orvieto, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto, Assisi and Spello. Tourism here is much quieter than in a region like Tuscany. There is no mass tourism here. The inhabitants of the villages and cities are very hospitable and try to help you where they can. And we like to point out the slightly smaller and lesser known villages in the vicinity of Polmone Turismo Verde. You almost always walk there alone, so there is little chance of being infected.
For example, go to the tiny village Greppolischieto near Montegiove. In Montegiove itself you can also find one of the oldest castles in Umbria. Inside the castle there is a so-called cantina, a winery, which you can go to for one tour of the castle and a wine tasting. And near the castle you can enjoy the spectacular view in a wine bar, enjoying the sun with a tasty snack and a drink. At the foot of Montegiove you can experience the special La Scarzuola attend. We also recommend that you visit the village of Montecastello di Vibio where you can watch the smallest theater in the world, the theater La Concordia. 
This is just a few of the many possibilities that Umbria has to offer near Polmone Turismo Verde. Places where almost no tourists come, where you can really feel safe!

It will be all right!

In addition to making it safe, we will of course, as always, try to make you feel comfortable during your stay with us. Unfortunately, we cannot change the reality of the coronavirus, nor can we influence all the security measures that are prescribed. Fortunately Italy remains Italy and as they say: ANDRÀ TUTTO BENE! IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT!
Do you trust our approach? We have been welcoming guests here at Polmone for 32 years with great pleasure.

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