Italy on Wednesday reopened to travellers from Europe.
That’s coming three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown, with all hopes stuck on revitalizing the key tourism industry as the summer season begins.
Traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, Gondolas were ready to punt along Venice’s canals.
Lovers will be able to act out “Romeo and Juliet” on Verona’s famed balcony, and gladiator fans can pose for selfies at Rome’s Colosseum.
There were fears, however, that many foreign tourists would be put off coming to a country still shaking off a vicious pandemic.