A rare snowfall covered the historic streets of Rome, and the photos are amazing


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Snowfall in “The Eternal City” has caused a temporary commotion.

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Romans awoke to a wintry mess of only a few inches on Monday, but it was enough to slow down public transportation.

Rome’s train, plane and bus services ground to a halt as the streets were covered by a thick blanket of snow.

The snowfall was also enough to close schools. Parks that usually stay green through winter turned white, giving eager Romans a rare opportunity to go sledding, snow-shoeing or skiing. Even the Circo Massimo became a hotspot for snowball fights, while Piazza Navona, with its famed Bernini fountains, turned into a snow-dusted winter wonderland.

Photos of snow covering the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, St. Peter’s Square, the Pantheon and more have appeared online.


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If it seems like you haven’t seen this in a long time, it’s because you haven’t.

Even the Swiss Guards are enjoying the moment.

As Ron Burgundy once said, “When in Rome.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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