Venice, Piazza San Marco February 25th - March 3rd. 2020: Venice streets deserted due to Coronavirus pandemic. Piazza's and streets are empty apart from a handful of tourists and locals going about their daily business. Many tourists cancel their visit for fear of catching the virus. Tourists from Japan and other far eastern countries like Taiwan often wear surgical masks as a preventative measure. Piazza San Marco (St. Marks Square, one of the most popular tourist attractions is deserted apart from a few tourists.