Rome in the Snow: Lovely Photos of the Eternal City Blanketed in White

The Eternal City awoke to an unusual blanket of snow on Monday (February 26), the first in six years. Europe is set to encounter freezing weather over the next few days as icy winds, known as ‘The Beast from the East’, arrive from Siberia. Newsweek shares lovely photos of Rome in the snow, such as this one of people playing outside the ancient Colosseum in Rome. Remo Casilli/Reuters
People play in the snow at the Circus Maximus in Rome. Yara Nardi/Reuters

Europe is set to encounter freezing weather over the next few days as icy winds known as ‘The Best from the East’ arrive from Siberia.

A priest throws a snowball during a heavy snowfall in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.Max Rossi/Reuters
Nuns pose with a snowman on a snow-covered St Peter's square at the Vatican.Tiziana Fabi/AFP
The ancient Roman Forum is seen during a heavy snowfall early in the morning.Remo Casilli/Reuters
The Trevi fountain is covered in snow in Rome.Remo Casilli/Reuters
Castel Sant'Angelo in downtown Rome is seen during a heavy snowfall.Max Rossi/Reuters
People take a selfie in front of Spanish Steps during a heavy snowfall in Rome.Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters
Roofs are seen covered during a heavy snowfall in downtown Rome.Remo Casilli/Reuters
People walk during a heavy snowfall in downtown Rome.Remo Casilli/Reuters
Nuns walk past a bike covered in snow in Rome.Max Rossi/Reuters
People walk through snow past the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II (also known as the Altare della Patria) in Rome.Tiziana Fabi/AFP
The Piazza Navona in Rome is covered in snow early in the morning.Max Rossi/Reuters
A monument is during a heavy snowfall in Rome.Remo Casilli/Reuters