Wintry weather has arrived in many parts of northern Italy on Monday, with snow in Milan, Turin, Genoa, and other areas.
While the Alps are already blanketed, areas at lower altitudes got a covering of snow on Monday as the weather turned colder.
Residents of central Milan woke up to find the city had turned white after the first flakes fell overnight.
The cold weather didn’t stop people from getting out into the fresh air, perhaps for the first time in days, with some loosening of coronavirus restrictions on Monday.
The snow in some parts of Lombardy is reportedly over 10cm deep. Main roads have been cleared, but many others are still covered with snow.
Bad weather has caused disruption to train services in Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria, Veneto, and other parts of the north.
Unfortunately for snow tourists, Italy’s ski resorts remain closed until at least January under the country’s strict coronavirus rules.