I would like to draw your attention to two main points of interest:
1. I was wrong. The snow days were perfectly justified. It started snowing/sleeting at about noon on Friday. While it really only snowed Friday night, it has been icy and miserable and we were told to stay home Monday as well.
2. Moon boots are totally still a thing here, and I love it!
I woke up early Saturday to a faint thumping sound. I rushed to the window and everything was covered in white. The thuds were some poor soul trying to push the snow off his car at 7 in the morning.
I did the sane thing, weighed my options and got dressed in as many layers as I could manage to trudge around taking pictures before it all melted.
It snowed in Rome in 2010, but this time around it was much more impressive.
I pretty much had the city to myself, which is just the way I like it.
Trudging rewarded with a view of the Colosseum in the snow.
The Pantheon in the snow.
Trevi Fountain covered in snow.
After doing the Cavour-Colosseo-Pantheon-Trevi-Santa Maria Maggiore loop, I was tired and cold and over it.
I took shelter in the only open cafe, but have you ever tried to pay for a cappuccino e cornetto with a 20 euro note on a snow day? Let me tell you- it does not go over well.