Lockdown in Petriolo, Italy

Apr 06, 2020, 05:50 PM


"I live in a 1,900 people hill top village called Petriolo. In front of home I have the more than 900-year-old castle walls that you can see in the picture taken at the exact position and direction of the audio recording. 

"Since the coronavirus lockdown all is gone quieter than usual.
 This is a late morning stereo recording in which you can hear dogs, Streptopelia decaocto (Eurasian collared dove), Corvus monedula (western jackdaw), Serinus serinus (European serin), and other birds. 

"At about 9’40” you can also ear an old squeaking Ford Ka driven by an old man that stop at the fountain, then he begins filling his water tank for home, some people crossing by and talking about the lockdown hardness and complaining about fighting at home with husbands (in an Italian dialect)."

Part of the #StayHomeSounds project, documenting the sounds of the global coronavirus lockdown around the world - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/covid19-sounds