Severe weather has been reported over the weekend everywhere from South Tyrol down to the central region of Lazio around Rome, with at least four people killed in two separate incidents, and several reported missing.
Two German tourists were killed on Sunday night during severe flooding on the Brenner state road near Bolzano, South Tyrol, the Ansa news agency reports.
A family car collided with a lorry, killing two of the passengers; a 45-year-old father and a 67-year-old grandmother. A seven-year-old boy and his grandfather reportedly survived, while the lorry driver was unhurt.
The city of Verona is bracing for further flooding after being hit by multiple waves of bad weather since August 23rd, with high winds and giant hailstones also causing considerable damage in the area.
Italy’s Civil Protection department continued to issue weather warnings on Monday with orange (level two) alerts in place for Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, and Lazio.