Benvenuto, again! After more than a year of dreaming about winding Chianti vineyards, perfectly paired glasses of red with fresh-made pasta, shopping Via Tournabouni, and relaxing in your very own luxury Italian villa rental, idolized Tuscan musings are becoming reality this summer.
This moment is much awaited – with newly announced protocols, you have the opportunity to bypass the 10-day quarantine that has been cautioning our hopeful Tuscan travelers. As the world is reopening to international travel, we are here to walk you through the details of accessing one of our most cherished destinations.
The Latest Updates on How to Access the Beloved Italia
Per previous regulations, visitors from the U.S. and other low-risk countries (Canada, Australia, Japan, and Singapore) can visit Italy regardless of reason for travel but need to show a negative COVID test and quarantine for 10 days.
In the latest news from the Italian government, there are new (and very exciting!) updates to share. U.S. travelers that take special “COVID-tested flights” no longer need to quarantine upon arriving in Italy. This provides a new level of flexibility, opening up Italian travel to a whole new group of thrilled travelers. Let’s break down the specifics of how to find a COVID-tested flight.
Note: Visitors from Europe, Israel and Britain can visit Italy without quarantining, regardless of their reason for travel, but do need to show proof of a negative COVID test.
Getting to Tuscany on a COVID-Tested Flight
This new flight option opens up a world of possibilities for travelers seeking a more seamless experience. The specific protocol of a COVID-tested flight is intended to allow for the safest possible transportation as you travel overseas. Here is the step-by-step of what to expect:
- Before your flight: Those flying must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (timing dependent upon the flight selected) and a rapid test must also be taken right before flying.
- During your flight: All are required to wear a face mask (COVID-19 vaccinated fliers are not exempt) during the entirety of the flight.
- Arrival in Italy: Travelers will be directed to a rapid testing area for temperature screening and another rapid test. Upon receiving a negative test result, travelers are free to enter Italy without the need to quarantine.
These airlines are offering COVID-tested flights with the following direct flights:
Atlanta (ATL) to Rome (FCO)
Atlanta (ATL) to Milan (MXP)
New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO)
New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP)
New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO)
New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP)
Upon arriving in Milan or Rome, you can drive, take the train, or enjoy a short flight to Tuscany. Only four hours from the Milan airport and three and a half hours from the Rome airport, you will enjoy a welcoming ride through the Italian countryside if you select on-ground transportation, on the way to your luxury Italian villa.
What You Can Access Around Italy
Italy is measuring the level of safety precautions with a white-yellow-orange-red scale with much of the country in “yellow” now, indicating only minor restrictions. Your favorite restaurants, museums, shops and more, are now offering greater access as well.
- Restaurants and bars: Open for outdoor service with indoor service allowed, starting June 1
- Shops and boutiques: Open to the public
- Museums and theaters: Open, at reduced capacity – reservations suggested for these types of experiences, which your experience curator can arrange upon request
- Sporting events: Outdoor sporting events are open to the public as of June 1 and indoor sporting events are open to the public as of July 1, with capacity restrictions for both indoor and outdoor events
- Curfew: Through June 6th curfew is from 11pm-5am, as of June 7th it is 12am-5am, and as of June 21st there is no longer a curfew
- Masks: Are mandatory for anyone older than the age of 6, both outdoors and indoors
An Abundance of Italian Experiences From Culinary to Cultural at Our Cuvée Tuscan Villas
Our favorite Tuscan experiences range from lavish farm-to-table private chef dinners made right before your eyes to winding through cypress lined roads in a vintage Fiat 500. Tuscany is home to a dreamy world of culinary and cultural exploration, replete with all the fresh-made pasta you could ask for and the finest wines to have ever met your lips.
In partnership with your experience curator, a custom adventure is crafted just to your liking, with every detail accounted for. Private experiences enrapture you in a Tuscan world to call your own, with newly available access to additional adventures around Italy.
Our Tuscan Farmhouse – A Cuvée Villa to Cherish
An artfully restored 16th-century farmhouse estate, tucked amidst the vineyards in the heart of Chianti Classico, Cuvée’s restored farmhouse is a magical and luxurious Tuscan experience. Stomp your own grapes, walk to a Medieval castle, and wake up to farm fresh eggs.
Designer elegance, restored 16th-Century architecture, and breathtaking Tuscan views of rolling vineyards and a Medieval castle. Olive groves, Italian cypress and the estate’s own wine create Tuscan bliss–which we love admiring from the infinity pool of this Italian villa.
The Man Who Brings Our Tuscan Villas to Life
There’s Tuscany, which is wonderful. And then there’s Francesco’s Tuscany, which is spectacular.
Francesco Barone is the experience curator of our Tuscan villas and an authentic insider who can share everything about la dolce vita. From organizing the most exquisite vineyard excursions to knowing just what wine to recommend for your meal (and did we mention that he makes his own limoncello), Francesco is sure to feel like a dear friend by the end of your first day.
With this hot-off-the-press news of easier access to experiencing the pleasures of Tuscany, Francesco is thrilled to welcome U.S. travelers back to his soil.
Experience Tuscany in the Most Immaculate Fashion
You’ve been waiting for this and so have we. In preparation for this splendid moment, we have curated the trip of a lifetime to Tuscany. It is all the best of Italy encapsulated in a single adventure that we call The Art of Discovery.
Explore a 6-day itinerary of the most idyllic Tuscan moments, from experiencing the legacy of the iconic L’Eroica bike race to the most memorable meals of your life during harvest season.