Isn’t this a bit odd? Snow Tuesday morning in the Siena’s main Piazza del Campo! It’s a good thing that it’s still a bit too early for the Palio!
According to ANSA, the Italian news agency, residents in Siena awoke Tuesday to find Piazza del Campo, famous site of the annual Palio horse race, under a bed of snow that thickened through the morning.
ANSA reports that temperatures dropped in various parts of Italy on Tuesday as a late winter storm brought sub-zero temperatures to the Alps, snow to Tuscany and high waters in Venice. And it’s March – almost spring!
According to ANSA, the leaning tower of Pisa was glazed in white on Tuesday, as was Brunelleschi's dome in Florence where temperatures hovered around freezing.
It was considerably colder near Torino, and all of the cold weather is expected to raise tides in the Venetian lagoon, with possible acqua alta flooding the city on Wednesday.