Venice has experienced more than its fair share of extreme weather this year. First, a drought meant several canals were completely dry....with the gondolas and other boats unable to use them, and here the city’s iconic gondolas are pictured covered in snow. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP.

St Mark’s Square, Venice

As one of the most photographed locations in Italy it’s hard to get a unique shot, but this picture is certainly that. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP.

Wedding in Venice

This couple will never forget their wedding day. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP.

Venice Rooftops

Venice’s snow-covered rooftops seen from above. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP.

Tuscany Hills

Tuscany’s rolling hills look good in white.


This snap of Milan shows the Sempione Park covered in a blanket of the white stuff.

Milan’s Sforzesco Castle

Milan’s Sforzesco Castle. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP.

Duomo of Milan

It’s not often you get to see palm trees with a dusting of snow — except at Milan’s Duomo. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP.

Mount Vesuvious

A snow-covered Mount Vesuvius.

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum, which has only seen snow a handful of times in its millennia-long history. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP.

Ancient Ruins in Pompeii

It’s not often you get to see the ancient ruins of Pompei with a dusting of snow.

Rome Ruins

Rome’s nuns had fun taking photos in the snow. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP.