Parched tourists seek gelato and shade in sweltering Paris and Rome
Updated : 2019-06-26 11:49:48
Tourists in Rome and Paris scaled back their sightseeing in sweltering temperatures on Tuesday, dousing themselves at fountains and cooling down with ice cream as a heatwave continued in continental Europe. "With this hot sun we try and keep to the cooler places," said Fari, a Spanish tourist to the Italian capital, speaking by the Trevi fountain. "From 8 o'clock we are out looking at Rome, and from midday we eat ice cream," he added. The temperature had already reached 31 degrees Celsius (88 Fahrenheit) early in the morning with high levels of humidity. In Paris, locals and tourists stripped down to paddle in the Trocadero fountains by the Eiffel Tower.French forecaster Meteo France issued an orange alert, the second highest level of weather warning, projecting highs of 34C in the French capital, and up to 39C elsewhere.