It rarely snows in places like Trieste, Ravenna, and Venice that are near the coast. The Circus Maximus, once the site of chariot races. But by morning, City Hall had deployed 190 vehicles and more than 1,500 people to help clear the streets, he said. Rome is in a warm climate, and it usually does not get cold enough for snow. So it’s the fourth century and there’s no international media there to report that freak mid-summer snowfall, what… Italy is the most populous nation in Southern Europe and the fourth-most highly populated European Union member state, with over 61 million residents. It's going to be warmer than Salt Lake, San Fran or Atlanta. The Falcade village in the Dolomites received over 38.3 feet of snowfall during the winter of 1950-1951, setting a record for the most snow in an inhabited place. ROME — Snow made a rare appearance in Rome on Monday, paralyzing the Italian capital for hours, hobbling the public transport system, and snarling air, road and rail transportation. Schools, parks and cemeteries were closed on Monday, and officials said they would remain closed as long as the emergency continued. “We have to get used to them and learn to adapt.”. All maps, graphics, flags, photos and original descriptions © 2020 worldatlas.com. “We’re used to it,” Ms. Several subway and train stations were kept open Sunday night to provide temporary refuge to homeless people, and 1,000 blankets were distributed, Mr. Bergamo said. Yes it does, but very rarely…the last time was 2012. Angelo Carconi/European Pressphoto Agency. It gets to be an even bigger deal when that snow comes in August. Snow is quite common between December and March in cities like Bologna, Milan, and Turin. In Italy, the weather front was dubbed Burian, a play on the name for a gelid wind from the Siberian steppe, and temperatures have dropped well below their seasonal average. The snowfall of 2014 in Rome was the first event after 26 years. Aosta Valley is a mountainous region of northwestern Italy which provides the best skiing opportunities and views to other mountains like Monte Rosa, Mont Blanc, and Matterhorn. Rome can go for decades without receiving any snow during winters. 7 8 9. Snow is quite common in all the areas nudged within the Alps like Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Alto Adige, Veneto, Trentino, Piedmont, Lombardy, and Alto Adige receiving snow annually. Top Answer. We don't really get snow in Rome, but once every decade or so, there might be a bit, although typically not in December (in recent years, when it's snowed in Rome, it's snowed in January or February). Have Sister, Will Travel….And We’re Off! My favorite things in life don't cost any money. Snow is common in all of Italy's mountains in December and January and even falls occasionally in cities like Milan, Florence and Rome. Mr. Awy noted that the forecast had predicted the cold weather. Adriana Di Carlo, a civil servant, said she had gone to work on Monday though some of her colleagues had not. “Obviously, the city isn’t equipped to deal with this kind of event,” he said on Monday. The coastal region from Grado to Venice can receive snow while it is raining in Ravenna, the Po River mouth, and Trieste. Piedmont is one of the coldest Italian regions and home to the Piedmont Alps. The Colosseum, the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum — the city’s top tourist draws — were also closed. Yes it does, but very rarely…the last time was 2012. Milan receives 7 days of snow per year (when it snows), and there is usually an 8% chance of snow falling in January in Milan.