Some people in the ski regions of Piedmont and Lombardy have been asked to ration water in the sharpest drought in the area for 70-years. It follows one of the worst winters for snow in recent years. NEW
The River Po is seeing some of its lowest levels in a generation.
The river is 400-miles long (650kms) and runs from the north-western Alps and flows through the Po Delta to the Adriatic Sea near Venice.
Northern Italy hasn’t seen rainfall for more than 110 days and last winter’s snowfall was down by 70%.
Half of the population of Italy live in the Po Valley and it is the main agricultural area of the country.