Capracotta, a tiny village in central Italy, received more than eight feet of snow in less than 24 hours! Some villagers had to dig tunnels from their front door to leave their centuries-old houses. It was the most snow in the region for nearly 60 years.
Capracotta Mayor Antonio Monaco told Ansa, Italy’s national news agency, “It was a spectacle that took our breath away. In some parts of the village the snow was like a long white wall… It was tough but everybody pulled together and made sure that the old people who couldn’t leave their houses had the food and medicines that they needed.” When Mayor Monaco says everybody, he means all 1,400 residents of Capracotta.