It hasn’t taken long for visitors to return to Venice after Italy reopened its borders on June 3rd and many of its neighbors followed suit on June 15th.

At least 16 European countries now allow unrestricted travel to and from Italy, with others set to lift limitations in the coming weeks.

Some travelers are taking the chance to catch an unusually peaceful view of Venice, where around 85 percent of all tourists come from overseas.

Italy’s coronavirus lockdown emptied the city of its tourist crowds – and while many residents enjoyed the quiet, for the estimated 65 percent of residents who work in tourism, the ban on visitors was tough economically.