One person was killed as a violent storm battering western Europe reached Italy on Tuesday, bringing gale-force winds and rough seas.
Across northern Italy, emergency services were battling downed power lines, toppled trees and dangerous debris, as well as wildfires fanned by the strong winds.
Scores of people were left without power in Alto Adige (South Tyrol) after two large blackouts on Tuesday morning, one lasting around 30 minutes, that may have been linked to strong winds.
Further south, gale warnings were in place along the coasts of Lazio, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata, Puglia, and Abruzzo. In Campania, schools in the Salerno area were closed, while the city of Naples ordered public parks shut.
Highs of between 18 and 20 degrees were reported in parts of the Alps in Piedmont, where a spell of exceptionally warm weather has forced some mountain resorts in the Val di Susa to close their ski lifts.