When we came to Italy, it was to hopefully get away from some of the colder weather further north in France. It didn’t work out that way. In fact, much of the peninsula was hit with cold and snow 31 December. To us, from Florida, it was a beautiful sight. We woke to small flakes dancing about in the breeze, but before long it was coming down quite heavily, and at one point we could barely make out the well just in front of our apartment. Ultimately, we received about 2-3 inches of the white stuff or “la neve” Fortunately, it didn’t dampen our New Year’s celebration feast. But that’s another story.