In Pictures: Empty Italian Cities Under National Evening Curfew

St. Mark's Square in Venice empty at night View Gallery
Empty calle in Venice at night View Gallery
Milan's Piazza Duomo empty at night View Gallery
Milan looking deserted View Gallery
Police officer and cars patrolling an empty square in Verona at night View Gallery
The world-famous Arena di Verona on an empty square View Gallery
Bologna's famous porticoes looking deserted at night View Gallery
Restaurant by Piazza Venezia in Rome closing down View Gallery
Trattoria in Rome displaying signs protesting the early closure of restaurants View Gallery

Italy's government recently imposed a nationwide evening curfew beginning at 10 pm. Between that time and 5 am, it is only possible to go out for reasons of work, health or necessity, carrying a certification explaining the reason for being out. In addition, restaurants, bars and eateries in general have to close down at 6 pm across Italy. Some regions, such as Lombardy, are back in lockdown, so cities like Milan tend to look desolate during the day too. Here are photos of famous Italian cities, usually lively and filled with people enjoying the evening out, now sadly empty.