Sunday, 14 February 2010

Snowstorm in ROME

On friday morning as I was getting ready to go to work, I noticed big snowflakes falling. The last time it snowed in Rome was 40 yrs ago. It is cold in winter but never that cold. Friday was cold, there was a snow warning, no one believe it. Though there is snow in Firenze and Bologna and elsewhere in Northern Italy. The mountains outside Rome are covered in snow, but it was not possible for some reason. So it all started slowly, just a few flakes and then it started to snow hard and in no time at all it was accumulating. It snowed until 11:30. Then as lunch time approached the skies cleared and the snow started to melt. It was beautiful to see, imagine Rome under the snow, I see it almost as a priviledge. Two years ago I saw the Acropolis in Athens under snow and that was magical. Some pictures to show you from our house and from the Villa Torlonia next door and the Colosseum that photo was taken by my friend Lionel.


  1. Wow! It's quite a winter for all of us!

  2. Lovely. We are actually in a snow drought. We haven't had a storm since early Jan. And yet, Winterlude has been fantastic because it's cold at night so the ice stays nice and firm. Today is the Family Day holiday in Ontario and there were thousands and thousands skating on the canal.


  3. 40 years between snowstorms..It's an actual once in a lifetime experience!