Rome: let it snow!
Rome awoke under a blanket of snow on Monday morning. Some areas of the capital covered in five centimetres of the white stuff. It’s the first snowfall in Rome in six years, and it looks stunning.
The capital saw its first snowfall in six years, with up to five centimetres of the white stuff in some parts of the city. Half a metre in higher altitude areas of the wider comune. It was 0C on Monday, with a low of -6C forecast until Wednesday, although no more snow is expected to fall.
Italy’s Civil Protection Agency announced that the Italian army would be brought in to help clear the streets of Rome. Many schools were closed across the city.
Several of the city’s iconic monuments were closed on Monday, including the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
Air, road, and rail transport were all affected, with delays to flights at both the city’s airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino. There were also delays to buses and trains, some by up to two hours. Though the Metro was functioning as usual.