Rome woke to freezing temperatures and its first snow in 6 years, as a cold blast that has claimed at least 8 lives across Europe swept through Italy!Here’s how different parts of the country have been affected by the Siberian winds. We’ll be updating this article throughout the day and week.
The Italian capital (Rome) saw its first snowfall in six years, with up to five centimetres of the white stuff in some parts of the city,..and half a metre in higher altitude areas of the wider comune. It was 0C on Monday, with a low of -6C forecast until Wednesday, although no more snow is expected.
The northwestern region (Turin and Piemond) is experiencing extremely low temperatures,  at higher altitudes. Temperatures were forecast to remain below 0C in Turin, falling further to -16C at areas over 2000 metres above sea level.
Tuscany was placed under a ‘yellow’ alert by the Civil Protection Agency until Monday evening, due to the snow and winds.Even the south of Italy of got snow: the Gulf of Naples woke up on Monday morning to the magical sight of Mount Vesuvius covered in white.

In the northeast, it’s winds rather than snow causing the most problems.
In Trieste, wind speeds reached 130 km/h and firefighters were at work securing roofs, trees, and windows across the region.