Le Case Vuote / The Empty Houses

By the middle of March, northern Italy had become the center of a global pandemic. For the latest issue of Vanity Fair ItaliaFranco Pagetti captured images of the houses of those who left us.

Pictured above is the home of Virgilio and Rosa Ravasio, 79 and 76 years old from Gazzaniga (Bergamo) — a retired policeman and nurse. Married for 52 years, they died three days apart. Three of Virgilio’s brothers died in the same house. Maria Vittoria, Rosa’s 82-year-old sister, was saved. Virgilio and Rosa leave two children, Iviano and Ileana.