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The latest update from Monte Grappa
Coronavirus alert: the situation
⚠️FLIGHT AREA OPEN ⚠️
Italian borders are still open, but there are different rules depending on in which country you have been the 14 days previous your arrival in Italy.
This is only a general update, so please verify this information from the official sources.
Until March 27th: no movement between all Italian Regions.
From 8th March: Veneto is ORANGE AREA:
✅Movements are allowed only within your own municipality or within the municipality where you are staying. ⚠️ Movements to other municipalities are allowed only for work, for necessity situations, or for health reasons.
❌ Cafè and restaurants are closed. Delivery and take-away are allowed from bars and restaurants, respectively until 6 p.m. and 22 p.m.
✅ It is allowed, only for customers and without time limits, the consumption of food and drinks inside hotels and other accommodation facilities.
✅ Shops are open.
✅ Accommodations are available.
❌ Museums are closed.
✅ Curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
✅ The flight activity is not suspended, but can it is allowed in yellow and orange area, within the limits set for the necessary movements in the orange area.
⚠️ The possibility of landing in a place different from that of departure is limited only to the yellow zones or in case of emergency.
⚠️ The flight activity remains under the personal responsibility of the individual pilot, complying with any other restrictive regional or local restrictions.
Until March 27th: no movement permitted between all Italian Regions.
If you come from:
Vatican City and S.Marino: no restriction
UE countries and Schengen countries (except Austria): negative swab test required (on the 48h before entering) and compulsory self-declaration (download)
⚠️ please note: in absence of the negative swab test you must observe 14 days of quarantine once arrived in Italy
- If your accommodation is in the Treviso Province (e.g. Borso del Grappa, Pieve del Grappa, Asolo...):
- If your accommodation is in the Vicenza Province - Bassano Healthcare Area (e.g. Mussolente, Romano d'Ezzelino, Bassano...):
⚠️ AUSTRIA: swab test + 14 days quarantine + second swab test compulsory!
⚠️ UK: access allowed only for urgent reasons or to former residents (until 23 December 2020), negative swab test required
Brazil: access denied
Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Ruanda, Singapore, Thailand: 14 days quarantine compulsory (no restrictions on the reasons of the trip).
Not mentioned countries: access only for health/work/urgent reasons: 14 days quarantine compulsory.
*** Check the Official Italian Rules for entry our territory HERE
Please before coming also check the exit and return rules of your country.
European Re-Open Website to check international rules: click here
Flight Area Open
Our take-off and landing areas are OPEN.
Inside our areas (before and after flight) it is compulsory to respect the social distance of at least 2 meters, to wear a face mask and not to create gatherings.
Our Offices opening hours:
Info Point at Garden Relais Landing: open every day from 9am to 12pm (closed in case of bad weather)
Tourist Office at Piazza al Paradiso - Semonzo: open only by appointment
We are available by email or telephone to provide further information.
email: info(at)vivereilgrappa.it (general info) or flycard(at)vivereilgrappa.it (flycards, flight schools, lost&found...)
phone: +39 0423 910526 (only for emergencies)
Our partners: hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, shops, services are open and follow all the covid-19 prevention measures.
Behaviour Rules: they constantly change, we are trying our best to provide you accurate information
- Outdoor (e.g. take-off and landing areas, paths, streets...): Mask is always compulsory. Exception: children under 6 years of age, people with disability, during sport activities, if you are alone, if you are with a cohabitant person.
- Indoor (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotel halls...): It is compulsory to wear a face mask, clean hands with specific detergent before entering and to respect distance from other customers.
- Transport (e.g. shuttles, public transport...): Please, follow the drivers indication about where to seat; wear a face mask, clean hands or wear gloves if required.
- Hotels: they are open and can provide meals to their guests. If they don't have a restaurant, meals can be delivered in the rooms from external restaurants.
- Restaurants, cafès, ice-cream shops...: As we are in orange zone, they can only provide food and drinks through delivery or take-away service. It is forbidden to eat and drink outsides bars and restaurants.
- Entartainment: Since October 24th swiming pools, gyms, cinemas and theatres are closed. Most of public events such as fairs and feasts are cancelled. Museums are now closed!
- Curfew: From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. it is compulsory to remain at home or at your accommodation.
Italian Government Official Coronavirus Web Page (in English). Click here.
FAQ (in English) Health Ministery: click here
Foreign Ministery: click here
Our town official website: Comune di Borso del Grappa (take-off and landing area are located mostly in Borso, not in Bassano del Grappa).
We remind to anyone to follow the WHO guidelines. Click here.
Vivere il Grappa's History
written by Ilaria Franciosi
Are you curious to discover the history of our association, which has been promoting the territory and the free flight since 1997?
WARNING! Strada Gen. Giardino sp140 (from Semonzo to Cima Grappa) closed from Col Serai
Due to maintenance works near Cornosega tunnels, the Provincial Road SP140 from Semonzo di Borso del Grappa to Cima Grappa is closed to traffic in the stretch of road between km 10 and 11 untin 2nd April 2021.
However, it is possible to reach Stella Alpina, Tappeti, Pedana Delta and Casette take-offs.
To all pilots, please note:
Col Campeggia take-off
This area is private and usually dedicated to events such as competitions or guided tours. The private use is not allowed. The use of this area must be requested in advance.
Please respect the private property and use only regular take-off areas.
Montegrappa Transalp 2020
We are sad to announce that Tour Transalp 2020 has been cancelled due to the current covid-19 emergency situation.
The German Commitee eventually decided that the current condition do not allow the regular development of the race.
The idea is that the event will take place with the same stages and routes in June 2021.
We hope this will be confirmed as we are already working to bring back Transalp to our beloved Monte Grappa!
Have you lost something? Have you found something?
Monte Grappa Lost & Found Facebook Group
An easy way to keep in touch with who is in the area that may have found what you've lost or lost what you've found!
Monte Grappa Green Summer
Tasty cheese, great excursions, amazing views... into nature!
Spring brought us a lot of water and a few snow. Now the mountain is waking up, turning green and waiting for you!
The farmer moved the cattles up and stated to produce their fine and tasty cheese, the trails and paths are now ready to be explored, the blue sky is waiting to be sailed by the colored gliders, the flowers are blossoming, so what are you waiting for?
Check out all the Monte Grappa incredibles opportunities!
Indoor Climbing Wall in Borso del Grappa
Since 2019 Borso del Grappa town gym hall is equipped with an indoor climbing wall managed by Orizzonti Verticali Association.
The structure permit to climbers to train and practice even with dark or rain outside and to non-expert to make experience before going out for a cliff climb.
Landing Forbidden at Cima Grappa
Please Note that it is strictly forbidden to take-off and land in the Grappa Massif area higher that 1700 meters above sea level.
This area is identified in the Cima Grappa Memorial Monument and its neighbourhood. Take-off is possible only from the Panettone area. The Cima Grappa area is sacred and must be respected.
Tour Transalp Crespano 2018 through Monte Grappa territory
And eventually Tour Transalp 2018 pass through Monte Grappa territory leading its 800 athletes to discover our beautiful land!
The most fascinating and spectacular amateur stage race across Europe gave us the huge opportunity to let new people appreciate our area.
This has been recognized by Veneto Region who gave its patronage to the Crespano del Grappa stage.