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8 February 2012 Uncategorized

Snowy Rome

photos by Alina Goroaia

We’ve been experiencing some incredible weather phenomona in Italy this past year – the most recent being the unbelievable amount of snowfall that has come down in central Italy -  Tuscany, Umbria and most surprisingly of all – Rome.  Rome hasn’t had a major snowfall in 26 years and some parts of Lazio (the region Rome is located in) haven’t seen this amount of snow in well over 50 years.  These weren’t just a few flakes, but a virtual winter wonderland which came as even more of a surprise after an unseasonably warm start to the winter seasonHere are some images captured by Beehive staff member, Alina Goroaia.  More snow is being forecast for tomorrow…..


A view of the Colosseum

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A view through the Arch of Septimus Severus in the Roman Forum

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The Roman Forum under snow

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Walking on the Lungotevere road, too icy for the sidewalk

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Along the Tiber River – Roma spelled backwards  – cute!

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Detail on the Vittorio Emanuele bridge

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These scooters aren’t going anywhere!

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Confused seagulls on the steps of St. Peter’s

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Nun and snowman in St. Peter’s square

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