Burian: the rare beauty of snowfall blankets in Rome, the Eternal CityFebruary 26, 2018
Seeing Rome, the eternal city, covered in snow is quite rare. Therefore, despite the discomfort that it had inevitably generate, we have somehow to thank Burian, the extreme cold wave that has been hitting the country for a few days. This drastic change in weather has seen temperatures plummet as the so-called 'Beast from the East' sends Siberian conditions to Europe.
This morning, Rome woke up under a blanket of snow that, according to the locals, makes the city look like “a fairytale”.
Five centimeters of snow over the city look definitely stunning, painting a scenery that looks somehow surreal. In fact, these weather conditions are somehow rare for Rome, and this snowfall is the first in six years.
A live-streamed footage of the snow can even be observed from the Vatican webcams. The snowfall was so severe that, at least for today, all the schools in the city were closed.
The magnificent and immortal Colosseum, the Trevi fountain, and the Fori Imperiali under a fresh dusting of snow are a sight to behold and the Romans are somehow enjoying this special events: several joyful snowball fights have already been registered throughout the city.