Does it snow in Rome??


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Each year around December, we are asked by visitors to Rome: “Does it snow in Rome?” 

For the past 25 years or so the answer was a constant “No, it doesn’t snow in Rome”.



Then things changed….the last couple of years we experienced a spontaneous burst of snow flurries that melted almost as soon as it fell to the ground, mixing up with the rain that followed. For those of us locals who have never seen snow falling in Rome it was a fantastic sight, for the brief moments it lasted.

However, this year, things changed. On two occasions in February Rome laid completely covered in a white blanket of snow.

Snow flakes the size of cotton balls danced their way down as they settled on the Roman Forum, the Coliseum, on churches and piazzas.


Snow in Rome at The Pantheon

Snow in Rome at The Pantheon


Local youths went “snow sledding” down the slopes of Circus Maximus.

Much to the delight of onlookers, the sleds were for the most part trash bags, food trays, and inflatable rafts.

Romans are quite crafty when the moment calls for some unexpected fun! The locals were as busy taking photos and videos of White Rome as the tourists…in fact, the locals outnumbered the tourists in the historic center, and with cameras around their necks and joy on their faces, foreigners and locals were one, only their spoken language separating them.


Snow in Rome at the Vatican in St Peter's Square

Snow in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican – RomeCabs


It is said that such a heavy snowfall comes every 20 years or so in Italy. If this is true, then we should hold on to the photos and videos we took of this spectacle… at least long enough for the next cycle of snow 20 years or so from now.

If you’d like to see our Snow in Rome photo gallery, please visit our Flickr photo gallery:


Roman Forum, blanketed by snow

Snow on the Roman Forum – RomeCabs


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~The RomeCabs Team


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