It snowed in Bologna!
|For this California girl, who has never really lived anywhere where it snows, it was a pretty exciting way to start the day!|
|scooters buried in the snow|
|The streets around our house were empty this morning as most people opted to stay home.|
It continued to snow all morning and into the afternoon. After lunch, Andrea and I went for a walk in the city center. It is amazing how the snow made me look at the city in a whole new light and with a renewed appreciation and excitement.
|trees heavy with snow|
|bikes in the snow|
|People flocked to Piazza Maggiore to marvel at and play in the snow. |
There were snowmen being built, snow ball fights in progress and people making snow angels.
|a snowman standing proud in front of San Petronio|
|Neptune covered in snow|
|Piazza Santo Stefano|
It was a magical day! The snow has stopped now after dumping a record 45 cm (1.47 feet). I hope that we get at least a little more in the coming days. Bologna truly was transformed into a winter wonderland and it was fun to enjoy the city in a new way and to tromp through the snow without a care and to feel reconnected with simpler pleasures.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!