The latest rules, which came into force on Friday, include a nationwide curfew and a three-tiered system of rules aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
Puglia's traditional trulli houses are popular with second home owners. Photo: AFP
This depends on exactly where your second home is, and where you’re travelling from.
If you and your second home are both in Italy’s yellow zones, you can travel there without restrictions.
If it’s in a red or orange zone, the government’s FAQ on the new rules states, “it is allowed only if due to the need to remedy unexpected situations (such as collapses, breakage of plumbing systems and the like, break-ins, etc.)
And if you yourself are in a red or orange zone, you’re only allowed to leave your region (and in red zones, your town) for urgent or work-related reasons.
If you’re travelling to your second home from outside Italy, you’ll need to be aware of the current travel restrictions in place (which are subject to change – see here for the current rules).
The rules on international travel have stayed the same in the latest emergency decree.
Travel from outside Europe remains heavily restricted, including frm the US:
However if you’re registered as a resident at your home in Italy, or if you hold Italian citizenship, you are allowed to enter the country.
While people from most EU and Schengen zone countries can travel to Italy without restrictions, travellers from certain countries face mandatory testing or quarantine.