8 February 2012

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


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


The Roman Forum under snow


Walking on the Lungotevere road, too icy for the sidewalk


Along the Tiber River – Roma spelled backwards  – cute!


Detail on the Vittorio Emanuele bridge


These scooters aren’t going anywhere!


Confused seagulls on the steps of St. Peter’s


Nun and snowman in St. Peter’s square


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