Tianxiao, Leo Francesca, Giulia and Mantou. Rome, Italy

They lived in China until 2016, when they all moved to Rome with their dog Mantou.

Tianxiao, who is a musician, still works in China and is often away for long periods of time. He came back in January for the Chinese Spring Festival, before all of this started. Then the lockdown began, first there in China, and then in Rome too, and they felt extremely lucky that they could be together. “We have been home for about 6 weeks now, Tianxiao does not know when he will be able to go back to China, all concerts have been cancelled and it’s really complicated to travel to and within the country. He is writing songs for a new album and he’s on the phone a lot with his band in Beijing”, while Francesca does training and office work from home and the kids study online. “It’s the first time since we left China that we spend so much time together.”