Rome is among the most photogenic cities in the world. But visitors and locals rarely see it covered in snow. With Rome’s first such event in six years, school schedules are disrupted and flights delayed or canceled. Behind the madness, however, sits a calm beauty worth slowing down to take in, even from the other side of the world. Viewing a white blanket over these historic structures, it feels as though time has stood still. These photos document the city in its current winter glory.

The Coliseum looks as mythical as ever

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And the entire city looks like something out of a fairytale

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Despite the chaos, people seem to be enjoying themselves

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A reminder that sometimes, we all need to slow down and enjoy the beauty of our world.

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