Agnes Crawford is originally from London, read Architectural History at Edinburgh University, and has lived in Rome since 2000. She is qualified as a guide by the city of Rome, and offers private tours at

A police officer standing guard in St Peter’s Square.

‘Rome without people isn’t really Rome at all’ – notes from a city under quarantine

With the whole of Italy in lockdown, the streets of Rome are empty – and the city without visitors has a strange and confusing atmosphere

11 Mar 2020