l’acquazzone

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun l’acquazzone, which means shower or downpour. Summer showers are very common in Italy.

In Rome they can be problematic and cause flooding in the streets and in the metro (as seen in the photo pictured here).

It never hurts to have an umbrella or poncho handy while you are touring the streets of Rome! See the word used below:

Gli acquazzoni estivi sono un fenomeno molto comune in Italia: il cielo si annuvola all’improvviso e per alcuni minuti piove violentemente fino a che non torna il sole.

Summer showers are a common phenomenon in Italy: the sky suddenly clouds over and for a few minutes it rains violently until the sun returns.

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