This article was published in the Chronicle of the Horse at the start of the pandemic (March 2020).

It’s been two weeks since Italy was put in quarantine to contain the world’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak. It’s an experience that I would compare to living through a war. But in this case, the war is a virus- and we can’t fight it with traditional weapons, all we can do is hunker down in isolation and hope the infections slow like they did in China.

I write this article sitting at the kitchen table; my colleagues and I were all sent home…


Bonafide horse-girl and freelance writer based in Tuscany, Italy. Writing about Italian culture and horsey adventures. Find me @equestrianwriter on Instagram

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