Winter in Italy | Record Snowfall in Rome

The cold weather and snow in Italy has kept the country in the news over the last few days.  Meanwhile, I sit in Idaho staring at brown grass.  Strange how we have not had any snow this year while my friends across the ocean are dealing with buckets of it.

Here is an article specifically about the storm’s effect on Rome with some great aerial photos.

Courtesy of Mail Online and EPA

The Colosseum and other ancient tourist sites closed to tourists as Rome saw snow for the first time in 26 years.  Traffic in the Italian capital ground to a halt as buses struggled to climb icy hills and authorities accustomed to a warm climate fought to cope.  Visitors were stopped from entering the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the former home of Rome’s ancient emperors, over fears they could slip on ice..Read More..


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About the author: Andi Brown

I am passionate about helping people create vacations that are perfect for them through personalized travel planning, itinerary review and small experience focused tours. My services put an emphasis on the experience of Italy, getting my clients away from the tourist crowds and into the heart and soul of the people. I believe in working with family run businesses at great locations with attention to the details. If you can dream it I can make it happen.

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  1. Carole Mayne - 2012-02-06 at 10:55 am Reply

    I just got photos from our friend in Rome this morning! I always thought that the climate in Rome was much like San Diego. Once we had snow all the way to the coast in 1967, but not as much as Rome received. Was there snow at Fiumincino?
    Also, you may want to let your readers know I’ve created a Sketching Journey to Assisi in June of this year for a small group of women. There are details on my website, http://www.carolemayne. Non- painters are welcome too, and there are still spaces available in the converted monastery we are renting. If anyone registers through you or your blog, you would receive a nice rebate.

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