Dawn chorus in Florence

Apr 15, 2020, 11:33 AM

Florence lockdown sound recorded by Valerio Orlandini.

"Italy has been one of the first areas outside China to have been struck by the Covid-19 pandemia, and the whole country is on lockdown since March 8th, and a clear end has yet to be seen.

"The daily habits have drastically changed and now this fatiguing routine is almost felt as a new normality, even if it is not normal and it is our duty to think to the lost freedom as something precious that has to be regained in its entirety as soon as things turn for the better. 

"The recording was taken in the early morning in an area of Florence at the borders of the historical city centre, where there is usually a certain car traffic and lots of people are around."

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