Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful squares in Rome, is slowly turning green due to the lack of footfall  Romans during the COVID-19 quarantine.

Rome newspaper Il Messaggero has published photographs, by Daniele Leone, showing grass growing in between the sampietrini cobblestones in the Piazza Navona, as the capital enters the fourth week of lockdown. The piazza, which once hosted mock naval battles, has of course gone through various transformations down through the centuries, however, its latest look is slowly beginning to resemble a large urban lawn.