Schools in Rome will stay closed also on Monday, mayor Gianni Alemanno has announced.

The prefect will make the same decision for public administration offices, but those providing essential services will remain open, he added, in view of heavy snowfall predicted for Monday afternoon.

Up to 12.00 Monday, all vehicles travelling in Rome must be fitted with snow tyres or carry snow chains on board.

For any other information, the toll-free number of the Civil Defence unit for the weather crisis is 800 854 854.