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’s snow-covered rooftops seen from above. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP.
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.
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’s nuns had fun taking photos in the snow. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP.