Deserted Rome: Memories of Beauty
A “sleeping” city.
A city that comes from the past
to give us a new vision of the future.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Rome came to a standstill, like many of the major cities around the world. Its public places remained empty, suspended in an indefinite time. Deserted squares, streets, and monuments seemed bare, as if the lack of the human factor made them incomplete, in spite of their unchanged
beauty and majesty.
The absence of people and the void generated by the lockdown rekindled the debate on themes related to the concept of the livable city, urban design, and mobility.