Popular places before and during the COVID-19: what happens when everyone stays home

APR 01, 2020 AT 02:24 PM

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The Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

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Making a wish and then throwing coins into fountains is a tradition practiced by millions of people from all over the world. It’s been estimated that about 1,200 people visit the Trevi Fountain in a single hour! Wild, right?

Now, the mythical fountain looks more beautiful than ever.  Additionally, we can all now enjoy some calm, clean waves without a mass of people throwing their change in every few seconds.

Gran Via, Madrid, Spain

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According to TripAdvisor, out of over 14,000 fun things to do in Madrid, visiting the street of Gran Via in Madrid, Spain is in the top 10! 

What was once a street full of urban local life and picturesque tourism is now a quiet, and gorgeous ghost town.