I originally was going to post a follow up question on this question / answer but wasn't sure if that was bad etiquette. What does the spouse of an Italian citizen need in order to stay in the Schengen area for more than 90 days? Our situation is very similar.
I am hoping to travel this May to Europe with my EU spouse (Italian / British Citizen) returning in October. I am a British Citizen. Subject to Covid restrictions being lifted we would like to travel by car from the UK to Europe in May this year. We would proceed directly to Italy, passing through France, and Switzerland. We would like to spend up to 90 days in Italy, leave for a another EU country (likely Spain), then return to Italy, for up to 90 days before returning to the UK. My questions are
- Provided we do not exceed 90 days in any single EU country can i travel visa free in Schengen area for circa 7 months, or do i need to apply for a visa?
- Does this still apply in Italy given that my spouse is an Italian citizen? And
- How long would we need to spend outside of Italy before we are able to return?
If there is any feedback from the original poster on how their travel worked in practice that would be great to hear about. Was she able to travel in this way? Did she encounter any problems?