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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First time in Rome: Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the tiber

They say all roads lead to Rome, but it took me a while to get here. Rome has been on my list for quite a while, but boyfriend had been there twice before so he had other places he wanted to visit first. We had actually planned an amazing trip to Iceland this summer, driving through the country, sleeping in 8 different hotels, seeing the most majestic elements of the country. But then corona struck and we had to find an alternative. I had the idea to visit Rome and some other cities in Italy. Why? Because only European tourists are allowed to travel at the moment, and without tourists from all over the world, I figured Rome would not be as crowded as it usually is.

And I am so happy to be able to say that I was right! It was uncanny how few tourists were wandering the streets. Unseen! Of course I hope it will be safe for other borders to open up soon, but it was really special to have Rome all to ourselves.

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