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| Italy announced the start of work on the simplification of visa procedures for Russians, until the issuance of visas free of charge. |
The corresponding statement was made at a press conference with the participation of Deputy Minister of Culture of Russia Alla Manilova and Italian Ambassador Cesare Maria Ragalini Russia, according to "Rossiyskaya Gazeta".
Measures to simplify the visa regime planned in the framework of cross-years of tourism between the two countries. Moreover, Italy is ready to liberalize the visa regime, not only for the participants of the Year of Tourism, but also for all Russians.
- This is a multiple and free visas for privileged categories of professionals in the tourism industry, students and participants in joint activities. In the near future the two ministries of foreign affairs exchanged notes on equal measures of visa support by Russia and Italy - said Alla Manilow. According to Cesare Maria Ragalini Italian visas will be issued free of charge to those Russians who are going to get to the theater performances of the Arena di Verona, visit the music festival in the town of Macerata and exhibition dedicated to the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo, which will be held in Rome from May 14 to 28 September.
The fact that the political differences between Russia and the European Union will not have a negative impact on Russian-Italian tourism and said the Consul General of Italy in St. Petersburg Luigi Estero.
- There are no consequences for ordinary tourists at the moment will not. The current situation in terms of the development of Russia's relations with the European Union, of course, difficult, but Italy continues to carry out the activities planned in the course of cross Year of Tourism, and nothing will affect the opportunities open to Russian and Italian tourists, - quotes Consul General, "Interfax" . http://www.yugopolis.ru/news/social/2014/03/25/66149/vizovyi-rejim-italiya-vizy