Monochrome Monday: Rome

The #momo Monochrome Monday challenge continues with snow in Rome!

Have you ever visited Rome when it has been snowing? On a quick visit to Rome in February 2018, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the Eternal City presented itself blanketing this gorgeous city with snow – what a transformation.

Check out my post and photos on this extraordinary occurrence of snow in Rome.

Colosseum, Rome, Italy, snow, Europe
Colosseum under snow

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60 responses to “Monochrome Monday: Rome”

  1. indianeskitchen Avatar

    Beautiful picture! Only in my dreams will I be able to visit Rome.

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      Thank you for your kind feedback!
      Never say never…

  2. Damien Layne Avatar

    Would love to visit Rome one day!!

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      Hope you get there Damien as it’s a gorgeous city, but be prepared for the crowds.
      While you’re in Italy, visit the south for stunning scenery, architecture, amazing food, hospitable locals, and hardly any crowds.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment.

  3. adventuresoface Avatar

    What a unique perspective on such an overexposed place like Rome!

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      It certainly was a unique experience. If you haven’t seen the actual post with loads more photos, then this is Snow in Rome!
      Appreciate you stopping by and leaving me a comment.

  4. Kat Avatar

    I had no idea it snowed in Rome – very cool!

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      Hi Kat, thank you for leaving me a comment about this post.
      I didn’t know it snowed in Rome either until the day it happened and it is rare.
      Visited your site but couldn’t leave you a comment.
      I have similar photos as your cover image of Klein Curaçao.

  5. equinoxio21 Avatar

    Well done and unusual. Made me think of A Roman holiday…

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      Thank you. Now that’s a very cool movie – a classic. 😉

      1. equinoxio21 Avatar

        Refreshing isn’t it? Saw it again recently. An old world sensation. Peace and good manners.

      2. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        Great adjective to describe that film. I haven’t seen it in years.
        I watched the first two films of The Godfather over the past few weeks. Powerful acting.
        Strangely enough, the first time I saw all three films was only about 6 years ago.

      3. equinoxio21 Avatar

        Yes good manners could well describe that period… (I’m getting older every day…)
        The Godfather was very powerful. How strange you missed out on the launch. I saw the first part in a remote Brazilian town (Belo Horizonte I think) with bad English audio and Portuguese subtitles. That’s when I started learning Portuguese. LOL

      4. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        Maybe it depends on the country. 😉
        Not sure, probably never interested in it when I was young but you’re right, all 3 films are powerful.
        Ha, ha, a good reason to learn but it’s harder than Spanish, so I’ll stick with a few words in Spanish.

      5. equinoxio21 Avatar

        Yes, portuguese is harder than Spanish. Paritcularly grammar and spelling. But, once you have a few languages under your belt it helps. Sapnish and French helped me learn Portuguese. Now with those three, Italian is relatively easy… Your Italian could help with Portuguese. Boa noite.

      6. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        Hmmm…I’m not so sure. I haven’t put my mind to learning more languages. How does it become easier when you have a few languages under your belt? Is it similariteis in the grammatical structure?
        How many languages do you speak?

      7. equinoxio21 Avatar

        Many languages come from families. Romance languages come from Latin. So they’re similar in “radicals” (Latin helps for that). The basic word structure. e.g. Italian “finestra” = French “fenêtre”. So if you speak a couple of romance languages, the others become easy to learn. Except that in Spanish the word is “ventana” and in Portuguese “janela”. English (and Latin) help me with German. Dutch helps me with German… Slavic languages? No dice. Beer is Pivo in Czech and Piva in Russian… Just fun.
        I speak half a dozen in varying degrees of… “achuievement”. Buona notte. (Technically I don’t speak Italian. But I get by…)

      8. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        I think we may have had this discussion in the past and I’m still impressed at the number of languages you speak.
        For Italian, all you need is your hands. Not sure if you saw this post from a few years ago: Italian Languages, Dialects, and Hands: An Outsider’s View. 😉

      9. equinoxio21 Avatar

        I hadn’t seen it. Most interesting, though not suprising. It also means anybody in Italy can probably tell where anyone is from with a couple of sentences. Rhythm, accent, choice of words…

      10. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        Exactly and there’s such a divide with the north and south – very noticeable.
        I have relatives in Genoa and I can only pick up a couple of words in 20 words of the Genoese dialect but speaking Italian is a way around this hurdle.

      11. equinoxio21 Avatar

        You have relatives all over the place in Italy, right? It is one of my crazy dreams to live in Italy for six months. Tuscanny probably. Don’t know whether it will ever happen.
        Chi lo sa?

      12. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        I do indeed, but also in Australia, Canada, and the US, although I haven’t met everyone…yet.
        That was one of our dreams to buy a rundown apartment in Calabria and do it up then spend 6 months in Oz and 6 months in Italy. But, it was so difficult getting citizenship (even for me) that I gave up on that dream, but only partially. 😉
        Forse un giorno?

      13. equinoxio21 Avatar

        I remember your stuggles with the bureaucracy. Such a shame. Forse means quiza? Maybe? Peut-etre?

      14. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        Ha, ha, I can never forget the treatment from the public servants of the local Comune – it’s burnt into the ‘ole grey matter!
        It was a shame, but I may be able to go down the Croatian path (mother’s side). Think I mentioned that we spent time at the State Archives in Rijeka in August researching my mother’s side of the family – wow, how complicated. This research was also to start getting papeerwork together so that when I return to Oz, I’ll start the process…wish me luck. What can I say, my DNA hails from a stubborn Calabrese father!
        Si, forse is “maybe”.
        Oh and you made the Trash folder again!

      15. equinoxio21 Avatar

        Not surprised about the trash folder. With the new OS on all my devices, I need to click on at least 3 successive windows where one click was enough… And the corresponding updates on software are the same. I might have mentioned it before I feel like little Mario jumping from one level to the other, only to get crashed by a ton of stones when I come too close to the end.
        Croatian now? I didn’t know or remember. Wish you all the luck in the world…
        Now stubborn is fine. My Breton ancestors are considered the most stubborn lot in all of France… 😉

      16. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        That will be the MFA that’s so popular with everything these days, but so annoying!
        Yes, you did and I know exactly how you feel.
        Well, I hope to as the Italian route was too hard, but we’ll see – thanks.
        Ha, ha, sometimes, stubbornness is good! 😉

      17. equinoxio21 Avatar

        It is. Good… Buona sera…

      18. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        Buona sera 🙂

      19. equinoxio21 Avatar

        As for the number of languages I speak, I don’t have much merit. There are two reasons: 1) Opportunity: I’d lived in 7-8 countries before I was 18. That helps.
        2) A good freind of my mother’s in West Africa was the wife of the Israeli ambassador. I still remember her vividly. Her name was Tamara. Spoke perfect French. One day my mother asked her how many languages she spoke.
        “Twelve, give or take.”
        “OMG! Must be very hard.”
        “No. The hard ones are the first 5 or 6 languages you learn. After that? You “jump from one language to the other. You speak French and Spanish? Italian is easy.”
        See where I got my sources? And in fact I did have a half goal of getting to ten… But being a bit of a “Dilettante”, I don’t think I’ll make it…
        Buona notte cara.

      20. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        Wow, 12 is impressive! I think if I knew so many, they’d get all mangled in my brain, but I have heard (before this conversation) that it does get easier the more languages you know. I’m not there yet…
        I had to laugh at your comment”Dilettante”.
        Buongiorno amico

      21. equinoxio21 Avatar

        One language at a time…
        I was diagnosed a “Dilettante” in my Freshman year in College. Which in France means going through a series of very tough and long competitive exams, so once you’re in, you take things lightly. First month we all had to take tests and an interview with a psychologist. We then each received our psychological profile. “Isn’t there a trace of a possible ‘Dilettante’?” was one of the psychologists findings on me. I laughed so much I’ve tried to maintain my reputation to this day… 😬

      22. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        That is so funny!
        The medical profession has to have a label for everything, otherwise, it can’t cope.

  6. The Van Transfer Avatar

    We prefer Venetia.

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      I love Venice and have been there several times now. My favourite time is during Carnivale, but it’s horrendously busy.
      Another post on Venice, if you’d like more to read. 😉

  7. S Kumar Avatar

    Capturing the rare beauty of snowfall in Rome, these monochrome images evoke a serene and enchanting atmosphere. A moment frozen in time, offering a unique perspective of the Eternal City.

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      Thank you for your kind feedback. This was a wonderful time in Rome and so unusual.
      If you’d like to see more unique photos of Rome under snow, then click the link in the post.

      1. S Kumar Avatar

        You’re very welcome! I’m delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time in Rome, especially during such a unique experience of snowfall. If you have more photos to share, I would love to see them. Feel free to share the link, and I appreciate the opportunity to continue enjoying the beauty of Rome through your perspective.

      2. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        This is the actual link I shared in the #momo post: Snow in Rome!
        Thanks again for stopping by my site and leaving a comment.

      3. S Kumar Avatar

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        “Thank you so much for checking out the post about ‘Snow in Rome!’ I’m thrilled you enjoyed it. Your support means a lot, and I’m grateful for your visit to my site. Feel free to share your thoughts or any other content you’d like to see. 😊”

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        Thank you for your feedback!

      5. S Kumar Avatar

        You’re welcome! I appreciate your feedback. If you have any more comments, questions, or if there’s anything specific you’d like assistance with, feel free to let me know. I’m here to help!

  8. Monkey's Tale Avatar

    What a beautiful picture. I feel as if I’m there in the snow. Maggie

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      Thank you Maggie for the kind words. Rome is magical when it’s snowing.
      If you’d like to see more photos of Rome under snow, check this post out.

  9. Dave Ply Avatar

    I don’t tend to think of Rome and snow in the same thought. But maybe I should – it’s at the same latitude as Chicago…

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      Your comments seem to go to the trash bin quite often – no idea why!
      I’d never thought of Rome in the snow before until the day I was there for this rare occasion. But as you say, if the city is on the same latitude as Chicago, then it should snow there often.

  10. satyam rastogi Avatar

    Beautiful post 🌹

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      Thank you, Satyam!

      1. satyam rastogi Avatar

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      2. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        I just visited your interesting site.

      3. satyam rastogi Avatar

        Thanks a lot 🌹

      4. Image Earth Travel Avatar

        You’re very welcome. 🙂
        Check the link on Snow in Rome in this post to see more unique pictures of Rome. 😉

      5. satyam rastogi Avatar

        Ok freinds 🌹

  11. Expedition Addict Avatar

    Awesome picture

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      Thank you for the kind feedback!

  12. Yetismith Avatar

    Monochrome is very effective here! The first time I went to Rome as a little girl it was cold but snow must be unusual. Certainly picturesque!

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      It is very unusual for it to snow in Rome and I’m so lucky that I got to experience this rare event in such a magical ancient city.

  13. Tra Italia e Finlandia Avatar

    Awesome pic. Being in Rome in a snowfall is quite a rare event…

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      It was quite rare Luisella and I’m so lucky to have experienced this event, albeit briefly but enough to take a few photos for the library of memories!

  14. Avatar

    Fantastic! and with Pink Floyd the atmosphere is wonderful. I was in Rome in the spring and I loved walking through its streets and going into its cafes. but, with snow it is impossible to write what I feel when looking at the photographs. my hug, Nilla.😀

    1. Image Earth Travel Avatar

      Thank you, Fernando! It was amazing to see snow in Rome and the first time ever for me although I’ve visited this gorgeous city many times now – a hug back. 🙂

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