And so the snow has arrived as heralded. Lena is stuck in her house in a winter wonderland. All the schools are closed and the kids are snowballing in the streets. Snow is a very rare occurrence in Rome. Last time was 2010 and there was also a light dusting in 2005 but you have to go back to 1986 for a significant snowfall (20 cm in the capital).
Being slightly further north and a little higher, Capena is slightly more likely to be snowed on, and throughout the winter you can see snow-capped peaks in the direction of the Sabine Hills and Terminillo. Although not commonly thought of as place for skiing, it is possible to find adequate skiing an hour from
Capena (Terminillo) and great skiing 2 hours away (Parco Gran Sasso) in Abruzzo about 150 km from Rome.