Rome is witnessing its first rainfall after a gap of 26 years.With temperatures as low as -36C in eastern Europe, the death toll has reached to 150.
The last heavy snowfall in Rome was recorded back in 1985 or 1986.Important historical places like Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill were temporarily closed by the authorities for visitors and tourists to avoid the danger of slipping.Otherwise normally these areas have mild weather.
Lighter snow first started falling on Friday's morning in Italy and it was not expected to show significant accumulation on the ground. Tourists were forced to bring out their brollies as they walked past the Arco di Costantino during snowfalls.
Temperatures plunged as low as minus 22 Celsius (minus 7 Fahrenheit), in Trepalle, a village in the Italian Alps and no doubt there is a constant fear of more deaths in whole of Europe.Train travels have been disrupted by the recent snow and ice.
Amid all the countries, Serbia is most probably facing the worst weather with continuous snowfall for 26 days.School and colleges have all been closed in snow striken areas.