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.

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