In times of climate change, snow in Follonica remains a memory of years past.
Beyond the extraordinary event of 1985 that whitewashed the Maremma for days accompanied by extremely low temperatures that wreaked havoc on olive trees, snow has recurred several times, perhaps in the form of a modest sprinkling to cover roofs and beaches by a few inches. Certainly every time snow shows up the suggestion of the event cannot leave one indifferent. For example, we remember the snow-covered beaches in February 2005, on this occasion a Carnival parade was even canceled, and in December of the same year. Then more snow in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The last snowfall, to our memory, was in 2018, then nothing more!
With the advance of climate change, these phenomena have in fact become rarefied; it has already been several years since even a single snowflake has been seen on the coast, a phenomenon, moreover, that also affects the interior. Many will remember with regret when busloads of skiers departed from Follonica every Sunday bound for the slopes of the Amiata...