People enjoying the sea on a public beach in front of the Cathedral of Trani on 28 August 2020 Cases … [+] of infection with the Covid-19 virus are increasing in Puglia. Trani is one of the cities least affected by cases of Covid-19 infection, and people and tourists enjoy the sea, the Cathedral, respecting safety measures such as social distancing and wearing a mask. (Photo by Davide Pischettola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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As coronavirus rates improve all over the country (13,446 new cases and 263 deaths in the past 24 hours), Italy – and Italians – are starting to plan the summer season and to select their holiday destinations. Seaside areas especially are starting to register a great surge in the number of bookings. According to Federbalneari Alberghi, a seaside hotels’ association, in July and August many destinations are already close to getting sold out. And this includes foreign tourism. In fact, many tourists are expected to arrive especially from the United States and the United Kingdom, as Stefano Bettanin, president of Property Managers Italia, private home rentals association, explained to daily Corriere della Sera.
«The vaccines are a crucial factor, because we see that a massive vaccination campaign has very practical economic consequences…