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The Coronavirus pandemic is not just keeping travellers from flooding the canals of Venice, it's giving the normally cloudy waters a new clear look. The waterways are clear due to the sediment being able to sit and with the reduced traffic in the canals the air quality has remarkably improved.
The Italian lock down has the majority of the city quiet and feeling deserted. The complete halt of tourism has added to the decrease in water traffic, allowing the canals to settle and become clear. The canals are cleaner than they have been for decades, which is attracting more creatures than usual. There has been a more than normal amount of swans, fish and even sealife.
Venice was shut down in February in the last days of the annual Carnivale celebration and will remain in isolation until this global situation passes.
âMany people have taken to sharing their photos and stories on social media of these phenomenal sparkling waters.