Venice’s canals are recovering as an unexpected side effect of Italy’s coronavirus lockdown…
Normally around 70,000 tourists would flock to the city in March, but instead the canals are getting some downtime.
The onslaught of coronavirus across Europe and the rest of the world is taking its toll, but the pandemic is having some unexpected positive side effects on the environment in cities which are on lockdown.
Venice canals, usually bogged down with tourists in gondolas and motorboats are now crystal clear and teaming with fish! Dolphins have been spotted in the port of Cagliari, and ducks and swans have returned to Rome’s fountains.
Watch the videos to see more of this incredible environmental recovery…
Here’s an unexpected side effect of the pandemic – the water’s flowing through the canals of Venice is clear for the first time in forever. The fish are visible, the swans returned. pic.twitter.com/2egMGhJs7f
— Kaveri 🇮🇳 (@ikaveri) March 16, 2020
Venice hasn’t seen clear canal water in a very long time. Dolphins showing up too. Nature just hit the reset button on us pic.twitter.com/RzqOq8ftCj
— Gianluca De Santis (@b8taFPS) March 17, 2020
Boars in the middle of my hometown, dolphins in the port of Cagliari, ducks in the fountains in Rome, Venice canals have now clean water full of fishes. Air pollution dropped. Nature is reclaiming its spaces during quarantine in Italy. #COVID19 #COVID?19 pic.twitter.com/dr6QILfF9V
— Francesco Delrio (@Cosodelirante) March 15, 2020