On February 26th a rare snowfall descended upon Rome, a result of cold winds from Siberia sweeping across Europe. It was the first snowfall in six years, with an accumulation of about 3-4 cm (1.2-1.6 in).
The unexpected weather led to Mayor Virginia Raggi declaring Monday a snow day, closing all public schools. Photographer and filmmaker Oliver Astrologo flew his drone to capture the surreal imagery that saw Rome transformed into a winter wonderland.
For those interested, you can check out a gallery of snowy images from Rome here. I also embedded a video of a surreal snowball fight below