Whilst both the number of new cases in Italy and the variation number in positive cases have risen over the past two days from previous lows, the number of recoveries from the disease has in the past few days started to rise dramatically.
Not out of the woods yet by far ; but it's quite clear that the peak has been passed.
For the first time, the number of recoveries in Italy is more or less double the number of deceased, or just a small number short of double.
The daily variation in the number of active cases has been getting closer and closer to zero, and it can only be a short while before it descends into negative numbers -- even though the daily number of new cases is still at about +3,000/day ...
From 15th June onwards, the UK/France and France/Switzerland borders will be open -- so at that point, the first sections of the Francigena should be open again (although the hostelries along the way might not always be so until July or later).
OTOH, it is very possible, from reports I've seen in the Italian and Swiss press on developments in Brussels, that the Spanish and Italian borders may remain closed to foreigners beyond June 15th, even as the rest of Europe opens up.
Oh well -- from June 8th, anyone entering the UK from abroad, including UK nationals, will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine, except for those traveling from Eire, Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands.
Consequently, a 14-day quarantine measure starting on the same date will be imposed upon those entering France from the UK, and for as long as the UK quarantine measures shall persist.