Photo Gallery: Rome without tourists

When months passed and it didn’t seem like the corona virus would be over soon, it became more and more clear that we had to postpone our trip to Iceland. Instead, we booked a trip to Italy. I had never been to Rome and now seemed the perfect time, for we knew not a lot of tourists would be able to visit the city. Only travelers from inside the EU were allowed to visit Italy and we knew that a lot of those people weren’t ready to travel yet. So we booked our trip and as it turned out: we were right. Rome was empty.

It was wonderful to have the place to ourselves and we know that not a lot of people will see Rome the way we saw it. I feel extremely lucky to be able to travel right now and to see one of the most busy cities in Europe like this. Time for a picture gallery of the most famous tourist attractions that Rome has to offer, without the tourists!

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The oldest parts of the Eternal City: Guide to Foro Romano

When we suddenly changed our plans and went to Rome for the summer instead of Iceland, we made a (small) list of the absolute (and obvious) highlights of the city that we didn’t want to miss. On our first day in the city, we could cross off the Trevi Fountain and for our second day, we wanted to explore the oldest parts of the city, ticking off the boxes to the Colosseum and the Foro Romano. Again, the city was as quiet as it had ever been before and we had hours to explore the ancient ruins by ourselves.

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