Rare snowfall in the Vatican and on St. Peter's Basilica

A rare snowfall in Rome and in Vatican City State provided a great photo opportunity for Romans and tourists.

The city of Rome and the Vatican woke up on Monday morning under a blanket of snow. 

Snow represents a rare event in the city's Mediterranean climate and it disrupted transport, shut down schools and prompted the authorities to call in the army to help clear the streets.

Six years have passed since it last snowed in Rome.  


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26 February 2018, 11:16