"Acqua Alta (Rising water)" Acqua Alta Tip by Polly74

Acqua Alta, Venice: 35 reviews and 49 photos

In the fall, especially in October and November, it very often happens that the tide rises and the water overflows the banks of the canals, flooding the city: the foundations, the alleyways, the fields, the ground floor of the houses, the churches and the shops. The rising water is a problem for the Venetians but it is an unusual, exciting experience for tourists as it is a unique event. Seeing Piazza San Marco flooded by a still lake of water is most certainly a unique, magical moment, which has been immortalized several times over the years by famous photographers.

Do not be bewildered by ?acqua alta?: you can still visit the city by using the wooden walkways.
For information, visit the website of the Centro Maree (Tide Forecasts and Reporting Centre) or call 041.2411996.

Address: Venice

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  • Updated Dec 21, 2004
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