Acqua Alta, Venice

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    HIGH WATER!!!In winter...

    by venusia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    HIGH WATER!!!
    In winter (oct-jan) it's possible to see this phaenomenon:you just have to buy some plastic boots in shoeshops.S.Marco place is one of the lower parts of Venice so, when the High water comes,it's really high and often your boots are not sufficient.In this picture you can see a part of S.Marco place and you see that my boots weren't tall enough!I think it's fun for a tourist,it's so for me too!!
    Lorenzoh and me.

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    Floods

    by oneonta_ni Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Although when we were in Venice the weather was very pleasant, I understand it can flood due to high tides. I don't think this stops the tourists but obviously it would be better to be prepared for it in case you arrived and it was flooded.

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    Stinking water and slippery stairways

    by Fam.Rauca Written Apr 22, 2009

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    Be careful by the places on the shore of the sea!
    The stairs are slippery and the water is malodorous and dirty.
    Go not too near; it is dangerous to fall into the water!

    Stinking water and slippery stairways Stinking water and slippery stairways Stinking water and slippery stairways

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    High Tide In Venice

    by Ritaroni Written Sep 15, 2006

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    If you are there at high tide you will find lots of the streets and piazze flooded. There are lots of shops that sell boots to wear just for this purpose.

    Piazza San Marco During Acqua Alta
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    Watch out for flooding

    by Packerman Updated Jan 24, 2003

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    St. Marks square has a tendency to become flooded, usually between January and March. Be forewarned and prepare yourself. I would bring some appropriate footwear.

    St. Mark's flooded square

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