February 5, 2012
Filed under Europe, Italy
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February 4, 2012
A rare snowfall blanketed Rome on Friday, forcing the closure of the Colosseum over fears tourists would slip on the icy ruins, and leaving buses struggling to climb the city’s slushy hills. Other parts of the country experienced frigid temperatures unseen in years.