How to avoid the ash cloud over northern Italy
More than a million people have been evacuated from coastal towns after a volcanic eruption in the Alps, but the risk of a deadly eruption is still a significant concern for the area, as well as the Italian capital.
The latest eruption in Lombardy has killed at least six people and injured hundreds more, while the caldera of Mount Lasso has been spewing lava for days.
It is now believed to be more than 10,000 years old, and the volcano has erupted several times before.
It has now been six days since the first ash cloud blanketed parts of southern Italy and there are fears it may reach the Alps as well.
While it is likely that a second eruption is possible in the next couple of weeks, the danger is now being felt far beyond Lombardy.
The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has cancelled a visit to the region.
In Italy, about 1,000 homes have been ordered evacuated and a few thousand more have been closed, but it is not clear whether that will lead to any further closures.
Italy has been in a state of emergency since last December, when two people died after a house collapsed in Rome.
A total of 1,527 people have died in Italy, with a large number of deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The death toll is expected to rise as more people come forward to report illnesses.
The most recent death in Italy came on December 25 when a man in his 30s died from COVID in the town of Piacenza.
It was the second death in the region since the outbreak started.
The new outbreak was first reported in Italy on December 19, and on December 23 it was reported that the number of people infected had surpassed 1,100.