Rome Gets Rare Snowfall, And It’s An Ancient Winter Wonderland

Rome was greeted on Mon morning by its first snowfall within six years.

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The white-colored stuff didn’t stop a few sturdy souls from visiting the Colosseum.

With 1 . 2 to at least one. 6 inches on the ground, the gran of the Italian capital, Virginia Raggi, ordered public schools closed and a lot of private schools followed suit. Regulators opened up several train stations as crisis shelters for the homeless.  

The uncharacteristic weather for the town stems from a massive cold front shifting over Europe, dubbed by a lot of British media as  “ The Beast From the Eastern. ”   The cold temperatures span from the U. Nited kingdom. to Moscow, and nearly 5 feet of snow has dropped in areas of Croatia.

A car holding Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lö fven skidded into a guardrail north of Stockholm during a blizzard, but no one was hurt.

The particular cold snap is expected to carry on for the next few days, peaking upon Thursday, U. K. Met Workplace meteorologist Becky Mitchell told CNN.

The wintery scenes in Ancient rome have made for gorgeous pictures within photos and videos that have been cropping up throughout, with the city’ s most panoramic and historical locales ― the particular Colosseum, the Vatican, etc . ― often serving as the backdrop.  

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Two canines get acquainted before Rome’s Arch of Constantine.

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