However, speaking on The Project via video link on Thursday, Kate, 54, claimed that it would be ‘more terrifying’ to be in Australia right now.
'It's more terrifying to be where you are, where you can see the wave coming. We were just thrust into it. We didn't have time to even register much,' she said.
However, the radio star also reassured that life in lockdown is manageable.
'It's eminently doable. It's not ideal. It really makes you appreciate the freedoms and the beauty of a normal life.'
'The lockdown is interesting, because it keeps coming in stages, and it feels like every few days there's another decree from the government, which removes another freedom,' she explained.
'So already you have to have a form on your phone from the police that basically only authorises four reasons to be out of the house. Medical, food, emergency - I can't remember the other one, probably going to the tobacconist in Italy.'
Further crackdowns from the Italian government means that dog walking and exercising outdoors is also banned.
'Literally, the only way I can leave the house is if I'm going to get groceries. Even that's a bit of a nerve-racking proposition.’
Kate said police patrol the streets, and frequently stop people to determine their reason for being outside.
The Australian radio star has revealed she hasn’t been outside for two days and her four children are currently being home-schooled as a result of parts of the country being in quarantine.
Sharing three videos to her Instagram stories of her children doing their homework in various rooms of their apartment, Kate said: 'Home school. Day two of coronavirus lockdown.'
Kate also shared a photo of the view from her front door. Bologna's central square, Piazza Maggiore looked like a ghost town, emptied of the usual bustle of tourists and locals.
'Since I moved to Bologna last January, I have never seen the main piazza so empty. On a Tuesday at 1.30... there is no panic here; the shelves are stocked, but the restaurants are empty and the streets are quiet.'