I feel badly for the Italians as many areas have recently been hit with severe weather and flooding. Here is a video showing the rising waters of the River Tiber in Rome. More and more it seems that this time of year Italy is prone to severe rains resulting in massive damage.
Tuscany has had severe flooding and several people have died as a result. Three of these people died when their car fell off a collapsed bridge. The district of Massa Carrara sustained 10 million euros worth of damage and there are hundreds of people without electricity and have been forced to evacuate their homes.
I spent three days in Carrara last spring and went to the beach in Marina di Carrara. I can only imagine what it looks like now.
Many low lying areas of Umbria have also been hit as well as most of Venice, when the city experienced up to five feet of water this past weekend. Much of that water has receded now in Venice thankfully. It has been raining in central Italy for three consecutive days now.