In this period of Coronavirus emergency, during which Italians are forced to stay in their homes, cities appear unusually empty and silent.

Even in places that are usually very crowded with citizens and tourists, such as the Spanish Steps in Rome, are now vacant – with the exception of two ducks found swimming in the Barcaccia in Piazza di Spagna.
According to the Municipal Police that surveys the square, the two birds arrive at night for a late swim and leave early the following morning.