Arts - 27 Aprile Gli Uffizi Galleries in Florence: How We’re Coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic A virtual tour can never replace a real-life one. “It’s the same for sports events or movies,” Schmidt explained. “Watching a game on TV is not the same emotionally as going to the stadium.....” Schmidt doesn’t expect a deluge of foreign visitors during 2020. He speculates that the visitors will be Florentines and Italian nationals. Hopefully, the foreign visitors will be able to return in 2021 and it’s at that time that Schmidt thinks there will be a huge increase in visitors, just as there was after the 1966 flood (an increase of more than 1.5 million visitors) and the 1993 bomb.