COVID-19: A Message from Espressino Travel
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and comfortable during this extraordinary time in our lives.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from welcoming guests to Puglia this spring, at the time of writing we are still planning on running Tours as scheduled this autumn, next year and beyond.
Please rest assured that we are continually monitoring the ever-changing conditions in Italy and around the world as the situation evolves. Our number one priority remains the safety of our guests. That’s something that will never change.
We've been in regular contact with our Espressino Travel Famiglia in Italy, including chef Gianna, pizzaiolo Maurizio, farmer Donato, restaurant owner Orsola, olive farmers Corrado and Antonella, our bus drivers Riccardo and Rocco and many more of our friends and partners. They are all healthy, although of course this is a tough time for anyone in the tourism and hospitality industries. But everyone is remaining positive and very excited about re-starting life again once this crisis ends.
Puglia has had relatively few cases compare to the North of Italy, and the Province of Lecce has fewer than 500 cases. Over the past few days there has only been one new case reported each day. Italy is now flattening its curve, with fewer new cases confirmed everyday and fewer numbers of patients in ICU. The country is now starting to make plans to reopen. We're still optimistic that we'll be able to run Tours this Fall - although of course we're monitoring the news from Italy and the rest of the world very closely.
We’re looking forward to an Italy and a world free of COVID-19, so whether you’ve had to put your Italian dreams on pause or are planning on celebrating the end of isolation with the Italian adventure of a lifetime, please don’t hesitate to email or call us. We’re excited about the future and can’t wait to welcome friends new and old to beautiful Puglia as soon as possible.
In the meantime, stay safe, wherever in the world you may be. Forza e coraggio tutti! Andiamo avanti, uniti. Andrà tutto bene.
Un abbraccio virtuale,
Lili, Robert and all the team at Espressino Travel