No. And, no.
Italy is currently not requiring either the so-called vaccine as a condition to enter the country on pilgrimage in October, or to wear a mask in public.
That’s one good reason to purchase the travel insurance through Canterbury Pilgrimages, our organizer. In case your travels are interrupted or cancelled, their insurance offers wide & generous refunds to the pilgrim who purchases the insurance through Canterbury. Terms apply. Confer the Canterbury Pilgrimages website athttps://canterburypilgrimages.com/travel-insurance/ .
Will that change? We don’t know. Every pilgrim can monitor the situation.