Italy, and a lot of Europe, has been covered in record snowfall this year. Pictures and pictures of famous sites covered in snow have been appearing all over the media. Rome received a record amount of snow – the most they’ve gotten in over 26 years! The Cinque Terre has been a winter wonderland – the beauty of the white snow surrounded by the warm sepia toned houses perched on the hills has been better than a postcard! But, as I recall, the January I spent in Italy in 2009 brought with it more snow than they had had in over 20 years. I think that was the beginning of the new winter trend – snow, snow…and more snow.
Scenes along the Shores of Lago Maggiore
….and the Castello Sforzesco
Snow covered Santa Maria delle Grazie