Discovering Venice

Some tips and information to live Venice as insiders

Discovering Venice

Starting from the 7th June 2021, the Veneto region will be a white zone in Italy (together with Liguria, Abruzzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Molise). What does this mean? It's very simple: the only rules to strictly follow concerning the covid-19 pandemic will be wearing a mask, social distancing and hand sanitation.

We're very pleased to announce that the Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, just signed the ordinance which eliminates the quarantine for travellers entering Italy from EU countries! Moreover, Venice is now part of the airports allowed to Covid-free flights (the list now includes Milan, Rome, Venice and Naples). Covid-free flights will now operate to these 4 Italian airports from the USA, Canada, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.

May is turning out to be a month full of news for Venice: in addition to the reopening (keep on checking our blog for the latest update) and the Architecture Biennale, from the 29th May to the 6th June 2021 the second edition of the Venice boat show will take place!

Since the last 10 years or so, we have all learned to use several websites, platforms or portals to do our shopping, book our flights, holidays, find travel-mates, taxis... Every side of our daily life can benefit of apps or websites providing products or services that we need. We can access them 365 days per year, 24 hours a day, from any location, provided that we have an internet connection.

Venice and the Veneto region have been a "yellow zone" since mid-April, which means that now museums are allowed to open, also on weekdays. We at Luxrest Venice checked the updated opening schedules and we're listing them here for you:

An outdoor season awaits us in Venice!

We're now ready to announce the good news we were all waiting for: the reopening plan in Italy and Venice!

The Italian government announced yesterday how the reopenings are going to work, and we at Luxrest Venice are ready to summarize the main points for you:

April brings again new rules for travellers, residents of Venice and all those who need to stay in Venice, we at Luxrest Venice, as usual, always check the latest official news and update our blog accordingly.

On 25th March 2021, Venice celebrates its 1600th birthday!

According to the tradition, the first Venetian settlement originated in 421 by San Giacometto church, the first church to be built in the Rialto area (Rivus altus):

«...la chiexia di San Giacomo di Rialto, la qual fu la prima chiexia edificata in Venetia dil 421 a dì 25 Marzo, come in le nostre croniche si leze.» (Marin Sanudo, diarii, 1514).

What you need to know about the evolution of the covid-19 pandemic in Venice and the Veneto region and the national and local rules for residents, travellers and visitors in March 2021

Today, 17th March 2021, Ms Von der Leyen, Mr Reynders and Mr Breton from the European commission presented a plan to create a digital green certificate to allow citizens to travel throughout Europe. The principle is is that all those who can prove that they have been vaccinated against the covid-19, have passed a negative test or have a certificate proving proving that they have developed antibodies will be allowed to travel to any destination in Europe.