I was having a whinge about how cold and wet my feet are getting in my joggers but then I thought about how rough the Roman's had it: (these are from the 16th century).
We have exchanged the snow and ice of Milan for really heavy rain and winds back in Rome. There was meant to be a rail strike today but it was cancelled because of the bad weather. LOL – seriously! The hotel clerk told me it is because the roads are flooded and people would not be able to drive so easily to work.