Italy hit by flooding, snow, windstorms
ROME (AFP) - Heavy rains and windstorms battered Italy on Saturday, swelling rivers and flooding fields and roads, while alpine areas saw abundant snow.
The spate of bad weather was expected to last until Tuesday.
AFP images of Ponte Milvio bridge in northern Rome show the Tiber river's level nearing the tops of its arches. The river Arno in Pisa was also swollen.
Fields and roads were flooded along the length of many rivers in central Italy.