Italy at the time of the Coronavirus
A photographic journey between Rome, Milan and Venice. Other beautiful cities of art, distant but close by, now more than ever before
Most of us have never been put to the test as we are at this moment, already historic. Among the many difficulties, worries and pain of many, the Coronavirus emergency has also stirred up so many emotions and thoughts, that we should hold on to them even after all this. Among them, the sense of union that has strengthened between all of us, however forced, out of necessity, to stay apart.
So, one week after phase 2, Florence embraces its twin cities like Rome, Milan and Venice, where we have seen the same poignant beauty, which in these weeks has made it the absolute master, together with the silence and this incredibly present absence, that of the people, who will soon return to live them, with due caution, clear, but perhaps, above all, with greater awareness and new eyes, who will no longer take for granted the beauty that surrounds them. A beauty that has often been over-exploited, but which remains the basis of our restart and of which we must regain possession as soon as possible.
But let the images taken for us by our photographers in Rome the Eternal City, Milan the City of Style and Venice Made in Veneto speak for themselves, each with their own eyes.
THE PHOTO-STORY BY VALENTINA STEFANELLI
Rome eternal city. City of Great Beauty, even more monumental and majestic in this lockdown period.
THE PHOTO-STORY OF GIULIO BOEM
Listen to these photos... you won't hear the usual noises of an extremely dynamic city like Milan usually is. The most international city in Italy, capital of fashion, but before that a city of unique beauty.
THE PHOTO-STORY BY MATTEO BERTOLIN
Cars didn't even drive here before Covid-19. What is missing in the calle (the streets) and in the fields (the squares), compared to normality, are the people. The many people who visit this unique city every day, which moves on gondolas, ferries and toppette, swarming in the canals, never been so calm.