Friends in Verona often assume that I'm used to the cold weather because I'm from Scotland.
But though it's certainly true that Scotland is currently experiencing some pretty extreme weather conditions, winter temperatures in Verona are actually lower than those in Edinburgh.
At least in Verona you don't have to contend with the wind and rain though!
And the long hot summers more than make up for the short, cold winters.
For the moment though, I'm just enjoying the snow!
Richard Hough writes about history, football, wine, whisky, culture + travel and is currently working on a trilogy about wartime Verona.