In Rome, New Food and Old Sites Beckon

May 16, 2022 235

BY: Seth Sherwood

With masking and vaccination requirements largely dropped in Italy and summer approaching, crowds of travelers have begun to return to Rome’s Centro Storico — the area most dependent on tourism and the hardest hit by the pandemic — according to hoteliers and others working near Rome’s iconic spots.

“Trevi Square and the whole center of Rome is full of tourists again,” said Fabrizio Rezza, reservations manager for the Hotel Fontana, referring to the throngs around the storied monument in front of the hotel, Trevi Fountain. “It seems like no one is afraid of Covid any longer.” And so the Eternal City continues to live up to its name, boosted by some long-awaited reopenings and a crop of new restaurants, hotels and cultural spots all over town.

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