Venice hit by flooding

2013-10-09 11:16
Venice - Acqua alta - annual flooding brought on by high tides and strong winds - has hit the romantic Italian city of Venice once again.

St. Mark's Square and surrounds have been covered in an ankle-high layer of water, forcing tourists and locals alike to don their most rain-resistant footgear and take on the temporary walkways.

Acqua alta is the term used in Veneto for the exceptional tide peaks that occur periodically in the northern Adriatic Sea. These tides normally occur between autumn and spring. Last year 70% of central Venice was flooded, marking the 6th highest tide ever for the city.

Check out these Instagram pics of the flooding that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Are you in Venice right now? Send us photos to pics@news24travel.com, Tweet us or mention us in a comment on Instagram.


Read more on:    venice  |  travel  |  holidays  |  travel international

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel

 
/News

#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.