From 1 May people will no longer be required to wear masks in bars, restaurants and shops. From then it is only recommended.
The obligation to wear masks will remain until 15 June on all forms of public transport, in hospitals and nursing homes, in cinemas and theatres, at concerts and indoor sporting events, and in schools and universities.
An order is due to be signed this Friday by Italy’s health minister.
Official covid-19 information in English can be found on the Italian health ministry website.