It doesn’t happen very often, but the University of St. Thomas Bernardi Campus in Rome, Italy, got a taste of the white stuff last week.

Thanos Zyngas, director of the campus, sent these photos. They had to be quick with the camera; the snow that fell there last Friday morning was gone in about half an hour.

There wasn't enough snow on the Bernardi Rome campus last week to make a snowperson, unless you'd settle for a small one.

There wasn't enough snow on the Bernardi Rome campus last week to make a snowperson, unless you'd settle for a small one.

Thanos Zyngas, director of St. Thomas' campus in Rome, is clearly homesick for Minnesota snow. Well, maybe.

Thanos Zyngas, director of St. Thomas' campus in Rome, is clearly homesick for Minnesota snow. Well, maybe.