This Italian hilltown is covid-free. But as it reopens to visitors, will it lose that status?
SAN FELE, Italy - The mountaintop town is four hours south of Rome, reachable by switchback roads - appropriately remote for an alternate reality. Here, far away from the coronavirus pandemic, in a place where nobody has tested positive or gotten sick, it was lunchtime, and a restaurant in town was filling up: tables of four, tables of six, a table of eight, and then the biggest table of all, reserved for teachers and middle schoolers celebrating graduation.
Jun 28. 2020