Brits free to head to Italy on summer holiday amid pandemic

Brits looking to squeeze in a crafty early summer holiday can head to Italy with no restrictions after the rest of Europe banned them.

The only catch would be they need to get back by Sunday to beat Boris Johnson's 14-day coronavirus quarantine due to start there on June 8.

Hotels, B&Bs and campsites are all open from Wednesday across Italy as the majority of lockdown restrictions are finally lifted.

Quarantine regulations are being lifted across the country which means they could take a flight to Rome or Milan and head to the coast or the picturesque Italian Lakes for a five-day foreign break.

The rolling hills of Tuscany - a popular spot for Brits - are just a short drive from Rome and all museums and galleries have reopened.

Hotels in Rome, Florence and Milan are all open and desperate for business after being closed to guests for more than two months.

Italy's ambassador to the UK Raffaele Trombetta said on Twitter: "There is always a large number of British tourists coming to Italy, it's one of Britain's preferred destinations.

"We had 40 million trips from the UK to Italy last year. We know how much they love Italy. We are still open, welcoming them.

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