Sometimes light does a funny little jig in Rome. Certain types of light, or maybe better to say certain ways that light behaves, are definitely seasonal. Who hasn’t noticed the “chalky” consistency of a Roman August afternoon’s light? Or the depth-cancelling effect of light at noon in early winter?
Light in Rome doesn’t only follow seasonal patterns, however. Sometimes a number of phenomena simply come together and take you completely by surprise. One example that comes to mind was a recent stormy afternoon when you would have sworn that the entire Venetian Renaissance school of art had been brought back from the dead to re-paint the entire city and sky.