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15 incredible pictures of snow in Italy

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15 incredible pictures of snow in Italy
Venice as you've never seen it before. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP
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As the 'Beast from the East' continues to sweep across Italy, parts of the country that rarely see snow are covered in a blanket of the white stuff. The result? These incredible photographs.

Venice has experienced more than its fair share of extreme weather this year. First, a drought meant several canals were completely dry with the gondolas and other boats unable to use them, and here the city's iconic gondolas are pictured covered in snow. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP

St Mark's Square, Venice. As one of the most photographed locations in Italy it's hard to get a unique shot, but this picture is certainly that. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP

This couple will never forget their wedding day. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP

Venice's snow-covered rooftops seen from above. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP

A breathtaking view over Abruzzo. Photo: Alessandro Giangiulio/Flickr

Tuscany's rolling hills look good in white.

This snap of Milan shows the Sempione Park covered in a blanket of the white stuff. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

Milan's Sforzesco castle. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

In front of the castle, an eerily partially-frozen fountain. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

It's not often you get to see palm trees with a dusting of snow -- except at Milan's Duomo. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP


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A snow-covered Mount Vesuvius.

Snow in Naples. Photo: Carlo Raso/Public domain

The Roman Forum, which has only seen snow a handful of times in its millennia-long history. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

It's not often you get to see the ancient ruins of Pompei with a dusting of snow.

Rome's nuns had fun taking photos in the snow. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

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