Were you thinking of visiting Italy? Are you asking yourself, "Is it safe to visit Italy?"
These are the questions everyone is asking. After the COVID lockdowns and with all the current turmoil happening across the globe, it is little wonder that so many people who are considering visiting Italy want to know "what is happening in Italy right now."
Let's start with the COVID question. I am often asked, even now, years after the end of the pandemic, about whether COVID is still an issue in Italy, whether you will need to be vaccinated to visit, and whether you will need to wear a mask. The answer is that everything is back to normal in Italy; you do not need to wear a mask or show proof of vaccination.
It is not only COVID that people ask about; apart from the really crazy questions—here are some of the craziest I've been asked—I am also asked about the risk of earthquakes in Italy and the dangers of volcanoes. I have answered the earthquake questions here and the volcano ones in this article.
However, there is another risk. It's a risk I have lived through.
Start by watching the video!
Italy is full of hidden dangers, dangers that you need to be aware of before you even THINK of visiting. These are the dangers I have faced. They are dangers I never regret having risked. I am sure you will want to take this risk too, but it is up to you. Those first few days after your return home (as you'll see in the video) can be tough—really tough.
Anyway, you HAVE been WARNED!
If you do want to travel to Italy, then you will need to make sure you listen to this travel advice for Italy.
The consequences of visiting Italy can last a lifetime. Failure to watch this video will be entirely on your shoulders.