Aerial view of St. Peter's Square
While we have been having a fairly mild winter here in New England, Europe has been having a much colder, snowier winter....more like our winter last year. I read about the big snowfall in Italy this week, the biggest snowfall in 26 years. Snow always makes things look enchanted and magical. I was dying to see photos of how even more fabulous Rome would look with a blanket of fresh white snow. Here are a few of the photos I found.
The Pantheon is one of the most extraordinary buildings of all time, and the domed interior is one of the spectacular spaces of all time, lit only by a single round opening, called an oculus, in the center of the ceiling. It has always been a dream of mine to see snow falling through the oculus. With snow such a rarity in Rome, it must surely be an amazing thing to see in person.
Snow falling through the oculus of The Pantheon
Aerial view of the Colosseum
Aerial view of the Tiber
A nun in St. Peter's Square
St Peter's Square
The Spanish Steps