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Positano Coronavirus Covid-19 Outbreak – Cases Quarantine Deaths Stats to Campania Italy

Positano is a small picturesque town with splendid coastal views, on the famous Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. The town itself is perched on an enclave on the face of a hill and winds down towards the waters of the Amalfi Coast. Naturally beautiful, Positano attracts thousands of visitors every year. All year long, the town is always full of people, but if you are planning to visit Positano, it would be best to schedule your trip during the spring season.

Get in

By bus

  • Take the Sita bus from Sorrento or Salerno (a bit longer, but nice!). From Sorrento sit next to a window on the right hand side for the best views. From Salerno sit on the left side for the best views and excellent photo opportunities. The bus drops you at the top of the town. You must walk, taxi, or bus to your hotel. During the peak season (starting in late April) this bus can get very crowded. You may have to wait a couple hours and fight your way onto a bus to get back.

By car

  • Take the main road off of the Autostrada from Sorrento but make sure to have a reservation at a car park as it is very difficult to find parking.

By ferry

  • Take a ferry from Naples. Slightly more expensive than the bus but you’ll save an hour on the road and get some truly amazing views of the cliffs on the Amalfi coast. For connections between Positano and Amalfi and Positano and Salerno, you need the Coop Sant Andrea   ferry service, the only company which operates this line.
  • Read about the unified public transport ticket Campania Unico.

Get around

By bus

  • A local bus goes down and – especially – up the hill following the meandering always congested road. On that bus no Unico Campania tickets are valid! The charge to ride the orange bus around Positano is €1.20 if you purchase your ticket from a local shop, or €1.60 if you purchase directly from the bus driver.

On foot

  • There are loads of little stairs leading from everywhere to everywhere straight. Alternatively there is the one road meandering down to the harbour.

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Bus in Positano

See

  • Collegiata di Santa Maria AssuntaThis is one of the most famous attractions in Positano. The old church, boasting of a majestic dome, was built in the 1920s and is the location of the famous 13th century Byzantine icon, the Madonna di Positano
  • The place itself.
  • The harbor.
  • The shops near the harbor.

Do

  • Ferry trip to Paestum or Ischia and Capri (including the Blue Grotto) during summer months.
  • Or if you are after luxury, charter a private motor-boat with Charter La Dolce Vita   and you can design your own itinerary with the captain. Suggested ideas include departing Positano for a full-day tour to Capri, circling island with the grottos or out to Ischia, or along the Sorrento Coast or just cruising along the Amalfi Coast.
  • Soak up the beauty on either of Positano’s two beaches: Fornillo, the smaller, more secluded beach is accessible either by a set of stairs from the grotto above or via a path from Spiaggia Grande. Fornillo has a more laid back atmosphere with four beach bars lining the shore and no ferry traffic. Spiaggia Grande, the main beach and ferry port, is the hub of activity in Positano. Don’t miss it, but don’t forget there is much more to Positano.
  • Water taxi & private excursionsCatch the splendour of one of Italy’s World Heritage from a privileged point of observation and avoid your holiday being spoilt by local traffic.

Buy

  • Lemons, extra large.
  • All sorts of lemon products.
  • Colorfully painted tiles.
  • Colorful silks.
  • Limoncello (lemon liqueur produced mainly in the region around the Gulf of Naples and the coast of Amalfi and Islands of Ischia and Capri)

Eat

  • Grottino AzzurroVia Guglielmo Marconi 158.  A cheap and nice local restaurant offering very tasty local food close to the first bus stop, Chiesa Nuova, coming from Sorrento. The owners are an old Italian couple that speak only Italian but are not bothered if you can’t.
  • Da CostantinoVia Corvo.  at the very top of Positano offers a spectacular view of the entire town and the sea. The pizza is divine and other specialties include cheese crepes, gnocchi and bolognese. Prices are reasonable and this is a great place for those looking for good food on a budget.
  • Da VincenzoViale Pasitea 172.  With bells hanging throughout the restaurant, maintains a high quality of service and unique style. Chefs offer cuisine ranging from grilled vegetable antipasti to fresh fish. Go hungry, as you will not want to pass up on appetizers, a main course and a dessert. Marcella makes homemade desserts that are legendary in her family. Expect to pay a little more for a full dinner, but it is well worth it. Spaghetti alla vongole is a must.
  • Next2Viale Pasitea.  Locals flock here on weekends so that midnight on a Saturday feels like a large table-hopping family reunion at which outsiders are extremely welcome. Considering the fun of all this, the food is far more delicious than it needs to be, with ambitious dishes such as the supremely tender “Italian sushi,” the fish and vegetable tempura, and traditional favorites like carpaccio di orata with pink pepper and mint and smoked tuna with zucchini and mozzarella. Rare local bottles fill out the wine list, and the graciously unobtrusive, unusually prompt service is in itself a find. Admire the slick all-white dining room and bar from a distance; the vine-covered courtyard, lit by bucket candles on every table and alive with happy chatter, is the place to be. entrées, $9–$17.
  • Al PalazzoVia dei Mulini 23 ,  fax+39 089 811 419 A fantastic outdoor restaurant in a torchlit courtyard featuring beautiful views of the surrounding cliffs. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed, tables are seated a respectable distance from each other, the staff is exceedingly professional, and the food is simply delicious — well worth the expense compared to other restaurants in the area that are more heavily frequented by tourists. The wine list can get very expensive very fast, but offers some very enjoyable primitivos in the 25 euro range.

Mediterraneo and Saraceno D’Oro also offer local specialties for the budget conscious. Located next to each other, near the Grotto of Fornillo, Mediterraneo serves seafood and pasta and Saraceno D’Oro specializes in pizza.

  • Ristorante La Pergola (Buca di Bacco), Via del Brigantino 35/37 (Direct on the Sand).  £20.
  • La SerraVia G. Marconi (inside the 5-star Hotel Le Agavi) ,   The menu proposes seafood specialities and mediterranean recipes with innovative ingredients. Its Chef Luigi Tramontano was recognized with the Michelin Star 2018.

Drink

  • Next2Is one of Positano’s newer additions is a relaxed wine and cocktail bar near the Grotto of Fornillo. During summer months they host DJs several times a week and this spot is a favorite of those looking to have a drink and relax without bumping and grinding with sweaty party-goers.
  • Music on the Rocks is the dance club in Positano. Check the schedule for the various DJs and theme nights. This club is located on the far side of Spiaggia Grande and has fantastic terraces and views of the sea. The crowd in the club varies from seasoned locals to international celebrities. Drinks are creative and strong but the price reflects both.

Where to stay in Positano

  • California Hotel PositanoVia C. Colombo 141 ,  fax+39 089 812 154A three star hotel of Positano placed in an historic building of the 18th century belonged to a Neapolitan noble family, with 15 guestrooms divided in 14 doubles and one quadruple with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Thanks to its professional service, the Hotel California is also the ideal accommodation to celebrate your wedding on the Amalfi Coast.
  • Casa CelesteLocated just a few steps from the Grotto of Fornillo, this family-run bed and breakfast will steal your heart. Nonna Celeste makes breakfast every morning and you will be astounded to see this little old lady walk up and down the stairs to Fornillo Beach, barefoot. Casa Celeste also owns a beach bar, Da Ferdinando, on Fornillo Beach, so you will get to know Nonna Celeste’s whole family. If you are looking for an authentic Italian experience, Casa Celeste is ideal.
  • Conca d’oro HotelOpened in 1949 from an idea of Giovanni Cappiello. An ancient villa in the middle of a beautiful garden full of orange and lemon trees surround the hotel today, as in the past, guests love the setting of the hotel. The Villa Giacinta is operated by this hotel, and is a beautiful (if expensive) option for traveling groups. The villa contains 4 bedrooms (3 doubles and one twin-sized), ~4 bathrooms, a large foyer and living room, and a comfortably-sized kitchen (great for cutting down on expenses in this expensive tourist town). Additionally, there are tiled porches at the front entrance and off the master bedroom and small balconies with great views in some of the other bedrooms. The Villa is cleaned daily, and the cleaning staff are friendly, nice, and deliver fresh figs to the kitchen in summer! Be warned, though, that both the villa and the Hotel Conca D’Oro are a 15 minute very steep walk to and from the beach/port, and parties with elderly visitors or children may be better off near the beach.
  • Hotel Casa Albertina PositanoVia Tavolozza ,  fax+39 089 811540A family and cozy three star hotel of Positano with 20 bedrooms including also a family room capable to host 2 children and 2 adults. Besides the facilities expected from a three star hotel of the Amalfi Coast, such as TV, private bath, mini bar, terrace and telephone, some guest rooms of the Hotel Casa Albertina Positano also have a hydro massage bathtub. The rates start from euros 170 for a double standard.
  • Hotel Poseidon – PositanoVia Pasitea 148 ,  fax+39 089 87 58 33 The Hotel Poseidon is perched on a mountainside overlooking the sea of the Amalfi coast and decorated with antique furniture
  • Hotel Royal Prisco PositanoVia Pasitea, 102 ,  fax+39 089 8123042The Royal Prisco Positano is a three star hotel of this beautiful city of the Amalfi Coast, offering Standard and Deluxe bedrooms, and Junior and Royal Suites. The Deluxe are placed on the second floor and are a little bit larger than the Standards, but both boast a balcony with a sea view. In comparison to the Junior Suites the Royals presents a bigger terrace and also a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom.
  • Hotel Savoia PositanoVia C. Colombo, 73 ,  fax+39 089 811844This hotel offers a friendly staff and comfortable services. Standard and deluxe bedrooms with terrace, private bathroom, satellite TV and air conditioning for this three star accommodation located on the hillside of Positano.
  • Hostel BriketteIs apparently the only low budget hostel in town – itself having peppered prices. You would want to book well in advance since it gets booked out by American youngsters. It is clean, has a lovely breakfast, and terraces where you can admire the view in the evening and drink some red wine. The girls at the check-in speak an almost too native American English, so don’t be afraid to call. Caveat: you will get kicked out from 11AM-2:30PM for cleaning, but you want to be somewhere else admiring the area during this period anyway.
  • Posa Posa Hotel, Via Pasitea 165. The 4-star historical Hotel Posa Posa has a splendid location in the center of Positano, set in the mountain-side descending to the sea. In the marvelous picture of the Amalfi Coast, surrounded by houses, arches, and domes. A few minutes walk downhill will take you to the beach, passing boutiques and panoramic pavement cafes along the way. A circular bus routes passes outside the hotel for those days when you might prefer not to walk.
  • Le SirenuseThis is a particularly famous place to stay and was featured in the 1994 movie Only You starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. At Le Sirenuse, the view will cost you more than 800 Euros. The better view you’ll have while eating breakfast on your terrace is just 170 Euros a night (2007 prices). The location seems perfect for walking and exercise. There are only stairs up to Villa Rosa, but a porter will be happy to run back and forth to bring your luggage to your room. They can find a parking spot for your car. The staff is very friendly and helpful (and very strong). It takes 15-20 minutes to walk to the beach, and along the way are the shops and restaurants. It’s all steps and stairs to the beach so bring appropriate shoes. (The best way to enjoy Le Sirenuse might be on the way back from the beach. Stop in and have a glass of spumante in the pool lounge area.)
  • Hotel Villa delle PalmeVia Pasitea 252.  Rooms with TV, air-conditioning/heater and private bathroom with shower; and each room leads to a terrace or balcony overlooking a nice view of Positano. Free breakfast room service. Free Wi-Fi access in the lobby. Shared fridge on the first floor. No elevator.
  • Villa Nettuno. It is clean and low-budget, with spectacular views of the sea. A brother and sister run the place, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even meet their mother. The entrance is hard to find, but once you see the little sign, you’ll climb up several flights of narrow stairs. If you go in spring, you’ll take in the intoxicating aroma of wisteria along with the unforgettable views. The place gets a little spooky late at night, but that only adds to its charm.
  • Villa Gabrisa PositanoVia Pasitea, 219/227 ,  fax+39 089 811607An ancient holiday home dedicated to the Rispoli family, today turned into a four star hotel of Positano with only nine guestrooms offering a fantastic view on the Mediterranean Sea. The Villa Gabrisa Hotel also presents its own restaurant Da Gabrisa, where one can enjoy the southern delicious cuisine and the genuine wine of the Campania region.
  • Villa Giusy PositanoVicolo Vito Savino, 17 ,  fax+39 06 64520553Cozy guest house of the lovely town of Positano with five bedrooms divided in singles, doubles and twins. All with private bath and a fantastic see view. Some, also with fireplace. Terrace, bar, dinning room and kitchen are the common areas of this self catering guest house of Positano. The rooms can be booked for a week and also for a month.
  • Villa RosaIs one of the best hotel bargains on the entire Amalfi Coast. Perched on a steep hillside, all of the 150-year-old villa’s rooms overlook the beach and the spectacular Mediterranean water beyond. Rooms have private terraces (filled with flowers) overlooking the sea. For best views, make sure to get a room on the second or third floor.
  • Nocelle B&BSmall B&B in the village of Nocelle, perched on the mountainside a pleasant 20-minute drive or bus journey above the coastal resort of Positano. Apart from Italian, the host speaks English and German.
  • Villa dei FisiciVia Santa Croce 12/14 ,  fax+39 089 812 048 Wonderful 18th-Century historical home with an area of 750 sq.m on three floors, all of which overlook the sea and Positano bay. This property has a swimming pool, telephone, fax, wi-fi, independent heating, air conditioning, high-quality linen, dvd player, stereo, satellite tv, ice-maker, washing machine, dryer, hair-dryer, dish-washer, freezer and fully-equipped professional kitchen.
  • Villa Giusi PositanoVicolo Vito Savino, 15 ,  fax+39 06 64521763Excellent villa capable of hosting up to 8 persons. Three bedrooms and one suite with private bath, living room with TV and internet connection, kitchen and terrace with panoramic view.
  • Villa FiorentinoVia Guglielmo Marconi, 150 ,  fax+39 089 812 048 Perched on a chalky cliff overlooking the sea, built in the typical “style of Positano”, Villa Fiorentino consists of six apartments, surrounded by Mediterranean maquis, only 10 minutes far from the most beautiful beaches of Positano. Extending to four level floors and surrounded by large terrace-solariums, the apartments can host 25 guests.
  • Hotel RoyalVia Pasitea, 344.
  • Hotel MaricantoVia Cristoforo Colombo, 50.  Great infinity pool
  • Hotel Palazzo Murat (Luxury hotel in the city center of Positano), Via dei Mulini, 23 – Positano (SA) Italy ,   Palazzo Murat Luxury resort is located in a historical residence right in the center of Positano, a few minutes away from Spiaggia Grande and Piazza dei Mulini. It features a stunning private botanical garden with a panoramic pool, gourmet restaurant Al Palazzo and a selection of rooms and suites with sea and city view

Go next

  • Take the local bus to Montepertuso which leaves from the church. From there you need to find a small steep path uphill. The mountains along the Amalfi Coast have a hidden and unknown network of public footpaths and long stairs criss crossing the lemon terraces, from Montepertuso you will be able to walk to Santa Maria, a small church high up, and back down to Positano. This will give you stunning views down the coast featuring Capri, Positano and the sea. In springtime all sorts of rare spices and flowers grow between cypress trees. Make sure you get a map of some kind showing the footpaths since you WILL get lost without.

Julian Tippett has published a nice walking guide book for the area in the “Sunflower Countryside Guides” series.

  • Visit nearby Herculaneum and Pompeii.
  • Climb the Mount Vesuvius
  • Visit Paestum
  • Visit Ravello
  • Visit Naples
  • Visit Capri
  • Visit Ischia an island outside Naples.

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Already eleven Corona Infections at the Pope’s Swiss Guard

In the Vatican, seven other members of the pope’s Swiss Guard tested positive for the corona virus . This increased the number of demonstrably infected guardsmen to eleven, as the Swiss Guard announced on Thursday. All infected people had been isolated, the message said. The brightly uniformed guards protect Pope Francis and his residence.

A major corona outbreak among the guards could therefore also be dangerous for the Pope, 83 years of age belongs to the risk group. The Argentinean pope had part of his right lung removed at the age of 21 due to severe pneumonia but he is considered relatively healthy for his age.

The Catholic media platform “Vatican News” reported in early October that the guardsmen had been asked to “be careful when dealing with the Pope” because of Corona. Face mask and social distancing are required, however a young man who was interviewed about his recruit swearing in (October 4th) said that Francis had already shaken his hand.

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Corona measures in Italy – Italy reacts to the 2nd Wave of Covid-19

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Italy introduced a nationwide facemask requirement in the open due to the increase in new infections. If you don’t wear a mask when leaving your apartment, you risk a fine of up to one thousand euros, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte recently announced. You do not need to wear a face mask when you are doing sport. The regulations do not apply in private rooms or in places where only one family is staying. Children under six years of age are also exempt from this obligation.

In view of the rising numbers, Italy’s Minister of Health Roberto Speranza also ordered mandatory tests for travelers from Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Another measure taken by the government shows how deep the shock of the first wave of more than 30,000 deaths still sits: It passed a law that prohibits the Italian regions from adopting measures that are less restrictive than those taken by Rome. However, you have the option of setting even stricter rules. Some regions, such as Lazio and Campania, had already decided that the public must wear a facemask.

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Lombardy Coronavirus Covid-19 Outbreak – Cases Quarantine Deaths Stats to Italy

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Lombardy or Lombardia is a northern region of Italy, and with 10 million people is the most populous one. Producing 1/5th of Italy’s GDP, it is also the mightiest economically. Geographically, Lombardy encompasses both Alps and Prealps in the north, and relatively flat plains in the south along the river Po and its tributaries. Between them there are many scenic lakes, and the alpine backdrop makes even the low-lying cities picturesque and the air rather fresh.

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Lombardy is heavily industrialized, although most of the industry is actually not heavy, but rather mid-sized specialized machinery-building and other assembly and engineering firms, as well as consumer industries such as foodstuffs and apparel. The regional capital, Milan, is Italy’s second-largest city and the foremost centre of commerce and a global fashion capital. Smaller cities also have considerable economic might, and have had so for many centuries, hence Lombardy is the region of Italy with the most UNESCO World Heritage List sites – and simply, a lot of history and scenic views to explore and enjoy.

  1. Lombardian Alps and Prealps (provinces of Bergamo, Brescia and Sondrio)
  2. Lake Como (provinces of Como and Lecco)
  3. Southern Lombardy (provinces of Cremona, Lodi, Mantova and Pavia)
  4. Grande Milano (provinces of Milan and Monza and Brianza)
  5. Varese

Cities

  • Milan (Milano, the capital of the province) – shares with Paris the title of fashion capital of the world, and is Italy’s second city.
  • Bergamo – a fairytale pastel-coloured city perched atop a hillside, and the gate to Bergamo Alps
  • Brescia – a major industrial powerhouse since the Ancient Roman times, and a UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Como – the city that gave the name to the popular lake
  • Cremona – home of Stradivarius violins, but also a wealth of ornate romanesque architecture
  • Lecco – a little and charming city situated on Como’s lake.
  • Mantua (Italian: Mantova) – the Ducal Palace has a cycle of frescoes by Mantegna that no art lover should miss.
  • Sondrio – the northernmost provincial capital situated amidst alpine mountain ranges
  • Varese – capital of the namesake province full of lakeside resorts, just 30 minutes from Malpensa airport

Other destinations

  • The magnificent lakes of Lake Como – take boat trips in the shadow of the Alps to the picturesque villages of BellagioVarenna and Tremezzo – Lake MaggioreLake Garda and Lake Lugano.
  • The tiny village of Erbusco, home of the award-winning wines of Franciacorta and L’Albereta, the country inn of Gualtiero Marchesi, one of Italy’s premier chefs
  • Moltrasio
  • The peninsula of Sirmione, on the south shore of Lake Garda
  • The Caves of Catullo, an archaeological site of a former Roman villa situated on the tip of the Sirmione peninsula
  • The Sirmione Spa, the largest privately owned thermal treatment centre in Italy
  • Val Camonica : UNESCO heritage site, medieval towns, castles, holy art in churches, roman sanctuary and theatre/amphitheatre, ski sports.
  • Oltrepò Pavese : Wine region in the utmost southern part of Lombardy, 70km from Milan, part of the Pavia province, medieval towns, castles, stunning views.

Understand

The Longobardis occupied the Peninsula in the 6th century, and the territory has been named after them ever since.

Lombardy is a prosperous region with fertile soil and a temperate climate. As in Piedmont, the Po Valley is the site of much heavy industry. High mountains in the north, marking Italy’s frontier with Switzerland, provide excellent skiing and climbing.

Get in

By plane

Three of Italy’s four busiest airports are in Lombardy:

  • Milan Malpensa Airport is an intercontinental airport, and Italy’s second aviation hub after Rome Fiumicino. It has multiple direct connections to Africa, Asia and North America, as well as across Europe, where it is served by both full-service and low-fare carriers.
  • Milano Linate is Milan’s city airport, served by business-oriented flights to European major commercial centres, as well as a dense Italian domestic network.
  • Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport is served almost exclusively by low-fare carriers, taking advantage of its proximity to both Milan and the Alps.

Despite only Linate being in the city and province of Milan, all three airports are marketed as serving the city. One can easily get to other destinations in the province from them, without necessarily changing in Milan. There is also a small airport in Brescia, which in recent years has seen next to no scheduled traffic.

Travel by train to Lombardy

Road and train links connect the region with Switzerland. As Switzerland is not part of the EU, there is a possibility that you will be delayed by checks at the border, although these are infrequent and usually not rigorous. Remember your passport.

Get around

There is a relatively dense railway network connecting cities and towns in Lombardy, although the layout is intricate and getting from one place to another may not be straightforward. You should be able to reach your destination within 1 or 2 hours by train. Otherwise, buses and minibuses link important destinations, especially those popular with tourists. Hubs are usually in regional centres, as well as near major railway stations and airports; you can try to change there if there are no direct connections. Regional train network is entirely managed by Trenord.

Regione Lombardia offers a good travel planner that lets you query the whole public transportation system.

If you plan to travel a lot, it might be worth buying a io viaggio ovunque in Lombardia pass ticket. Those tickets let you travel without limit on the entire public transport system in Lombardy, including regional trains, buses and city public transportation systems, but excluding some ferry boat lines. Although expensive, they can easily be a cheaper option than regular tickets if you travel long distances. Passes are sold at railway stations (at ticket box or automatic vending machines) and at ATM automatic vending machines. You can buy 1, 2, 3 or 7 day passes (16€, 27€, 32.5€, 43€ respectively – February 2020).

The railway company Trenord offers some good travel packages, under the Trenord Free Time name. The package usually includes a ticket to an attraction or a trip proposal and a train ticket to get to the destination. Most of them are really useful only if you depart from Milan. It’s worth to take a look at the offers as they can also suggest you some new or lesser known itinerary that you may like.

As the Autostrada A4 runs across Lombardy, with the road system radiating from its junctions, you can get around by car as well. The A4 frequently gets congested though and traffic jams can be long and excruciating, especially around Milan. Be aware that Italians drive fast and make no allowances for foreigners, so be sure you are OK with keeping up with the traffic and occasional displays of impatience from other drivers.

Milan, Bergamo and Brescia have efficient and extensive public transportation systems.

What to see in 

Do

  • Milan Fashion Weeks draw crowds of fashionistas to Milan every year.
  • La Scala in Milan is a mecca for opera aficionados.
  • You can enjoy water sports or more relaxed boating on the lakes.
  • The Alps offer opportunities for hiking or skiing.

Eat

Lombardy’s most famous culinary inventions are minestrone soup and osso buco (literally “ox knuckles”). To the west of Milan lie miles of rice fields, where the rice for risotto alla milanese is grown. Other typical dishes of the area include salumi (cold cuts) and polenta.

As in many other areas of Northern Italy, the aperitivo (pre-meal drink with appetisers, for which a small supplement might be charged) is very popular.

Drink

The wineries in Franciacorta, around Erbusco, produce many excellent wines. The region has been elevated to the status of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita). Other remarkable zones for wine are Oltrepò Pavese (which is the zone around Pavia on the south banks of Po river) and the countrysides around Garda Lake.

Valtellina also produces excellent wines, famous for their strong taste and flavour.

As every big city in the world, Milan has also many high quality restaurants, wine bars and Enoteche (wine store) where you can find high class wines from all over the world.

Where to stay in Lombardy

Large cities, like Milan, Bergamo or Brescia, are important business centres, so they have sizeable bases of business-oriented hotels. They are local hubs with connections to destinations within their provinces, and getting between them is also reasonably quick via a variety of means of transportation (trains, express buses or cars across the A4). Do note that accommodation in Milan is generally expensive, and prices skyrocket during major events or fairs, such as the Milan Fashion Week.

Destinations along the lines of the lakes, as well as those in the Alps, are popular with tourists, so you will find a variety of accommodation options there, from luxurious resort hotels to simple B&Bs.

Stay safe in Lombardy

While Milan features many of the usual tourist traps and con acts, as well as sizeable number of pickpockets due to the number of tourists there, other destinations are generally safe, and you can feel secure and welcome there. Do note, however, that in case you need to contact the police they can have very limited English skills and also may not be able to help foreigners much.

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To the east is Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto, to the south is Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont is to the south and west. Switzerland lies to the north.

Current Covid-19 Infections in Italy, Lombardy

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Timeline of Covid-19 Infections in Italy, Lombardy

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Covid-19 Italy

Covid-19 Italy
525,782
Confirmed
21,273
Confirmed (24h)
128
Deaths (24h)
2,086
Recovered (24h)

According to the Government in Italy, Italy has confirmed 21,273 new Covid-19 infections within Italy in the last 24 hours and furthermore 128 deaths have been reported throughout Italy. With the new deaths of 128, Italy now has a total of 525,782 Coronavirus/Covid-19 infections and the official death rate reported by the government of Italy is 7.1%. 37,338 died in Italy.

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