Website offering €200 spa voucher for EVERY adult in Italy as part of government Covid scheme crashes immediately after launching due to huge demand

  • Padigitale.invitalia.it site crashed yesterday for ‘technical reasons’ over demand
  • Site offers €200 spa vouchers to every adult in Italy under an economic scheme  
  • To help the Leisure Sector recover from Covid, Government will use Vouchers 
  • Offered €53million of vouchers and people will have to pay when fund is empty  










A website offering €200  spa vouchers to every adult in Italy as part of the government’s Covid-19 scheme has crashed immediately after it was launched due to high demand. 

The padigitale.invitalia.it site crashed for ‘technical reasons’ yesterday after users flocked to secure their voucher and overwhelmed the web page.  

Invitalia, platform host explained that yesterday’s public should make appointments with their spas. They can apply for the discount through the website. Invitalia also blamed the crash on the inability to reach the site. 

Italy’s government have pledged €53million in spa vouchers for adults across the country as part of an initiative to help the leisure sector recover from the pandemic. 

Once the fund – over €43million of which has already been spent – is empty Italians will have to pay for their beauty treatments. 

Padigitale.invitalia.it, a site offering ¿200 spa vouchers to every adult in Italy as part of the government's Covid-19 scheme crashed yesterday, immediately after it was launched, due to high demand

Padigitale.invitalia.it, a site offering €200 spa vouchers to every adult in Italy as part of the government’s Covid-19 scheme crashed yesterday, immediately after it was launched, due to high demand

Italy's government have pledged ¿53million in spa vouchers for adults across the country as part of an initiative to help the leisure sector recover from the pandemic (file photo)

Italy’s government have pledged €53million in spa vouchers for adults across the country as part of an initiative to help the leisure sector recover from the pandemic (file photo) 

Hours after its launch, the website went down on Monday. The website was restored to its original state on Tuesday, at 12 noon. 

According to local media, the website crashed due to widespread confusion regarding the booking process. 

According to the host of the website, Italian adults need to book their treatments with an accredited spa. Then they will be eligible for the discount. 

Each adult over 18 years old who is a resident of Italy was eligible to apply for the coupon, known as the bonus term. 

According to the government, spa services would include beauty and wellness treatments.

The Ministry for Economic Development announced that the bonus would include a 100% discount on selected spa services up to 200 euro. 

To help recover from Covid-19, the Italian government introduced the fund as the latest tax relief. This includes tax breaks for electric cars and the first home. 

The website host said yesterday Italian adults should book treatments directly with an accredited spa, which will then apply for the discount on their behalf, rather than try to claim their voucher on the Invitalia page (file photo)

According to the host of the website, yesterday, Italian adults should seek treatment at an accredited spa. Then they will apply for their discount. (file Photo)

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