Ask Getaway: When in Rome, Eat, Walk and Shop

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We’ve been quite open about this summer not being the ideal one to take that much-anticipated European getaway. The CDC urges people not to travel internationally unless they’re fully vaccinated and advises checking the recommendations for your specific destination. Plus, the Delta variant is simply wreaking havoc. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your next transatlantic escape — whenever that might be — and there’re still some ways of transporting yourself to a different city without actually enduring a long-haul flight.

So pack your (mental) suitcase, grab your most stylish stilettos — if you’re opting for the virtual version of this trip, there won’t be much walking on cobblestones — and join me on a Roman visit. Strolling the city at dusk and ending up in front of a lit Fontana di Trevi while devouring gelato is not mandatory, but totally recommended — even if you’re just imagining it.

Editor's Note: For information on the latest pandemic-related travel requirements and advisories, be sure to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, as well as airline and destination requirements regarding mask wearing, quarantine, and COVID-19 testing.