As northern Italy, the origin of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe prepares to return to real life as its quarantine lockdown lifts, women in Venice are delivering groceries to elderly people in the best way they know how — by gondola.

“Row Venice,” an all-female non-profit dedicated to preserving traditional Venetian gondolier techniques, is delivering food to the elderly and families who cannot shop for themselves, according to The Associated Foreign Press.
The gondoliers row along the canals of Venice, bringing organic produce to the Venetians who need them the most. The rowers are also acting as delivery people on behalf of a farmhouse outside of Venice.
Venice has changed dramatically since the coronavirus arrived in the city in February. In a city that’s been fighting over-tourism for years, videos taken in March showed Venice’s canals sparkling clean.

As the canals continue to sit empty, marine life has begun swimming into the city. Earlier this week, a jellyfish was spotted making its way through Venice’s waters.

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