Reopenings, what changes from today June 1 for bars and restaurants in Florence and throughout Italy
Green light to counter coffee and tables even indoors. The curfew remains unchanged
The long-awaited moment for all restaurateurs has finally arrived: from today, Tuesday, June 1st, in compliance with the new anti - covid regulations, all over Italy it will be possible to go back to eating inside restaurants and drinking coffee at the counter.
Even with the spacing, the masks and all the rules still valid to cope with the pandemic still in progress, begins the real restart for the restaurants, especially for those who churned out outdoor tables have not yet been able to welcome the most loyal patrons in the terraces of their premises. It also falls the maximum limit of 4 people per table and will be possible again the long tables between friends and relatives.
Tuscany, and in particular Florence, is getting ready after months of stop to finally welcome again its customers in their favorite restaurants, for a brunch, a breakfast, or a dinner with friends. Those that have been most missed in these months.
The curfew, however, remains unchanged until June 6 at 23 hours since Tuscany will most likely be one of the last regions to pass in the white zone. A first loosening there will be, in fact, only on June 7 when the curfew will be moved to 24 hours. While on June 21 it will be definitively abolished at national level.
The inhabitants of Molise, Sardinia and Friuli Venezia Giulia are, however, already able to return to have breakfast at the bar and eat in restaurants since yesterday since these were the first three regions that - recording less than 50 weekly infections per 100 thousand inhabitants - have passed in the white zone.
Above all, this means no curfew, and the possibility of sitting at a table in a restaurant in 6 people indoors and without any limits outside. Make way also for visits to the homes of friends and relatives, where you can stay in six people in addition to minor children.
In the white zone also reopen indoor swimming pools, spas, recreational and social centers, and indoor sports competitions, as well as the possibility of organizing weddings, fairs and conferences. Obviously, all other anti-contagious regulations and, above all, the absolute prohibition of gatherings remain in force.
Regardless of the area, theme parks will reopen on June 15 and amusement arcades and casinos will reopen on July 1. No date has yet been set for the return to the disco.