Venice Under Water


Venice Under Water

The canals of Italy’s famous city of Venice have been drenched by heavy rain, sending water levels soaring to near record highs. Venice, a city made up of 124 islands, 183 canals and 438 bridges, the city has historically developed an elaborate way of defending itself against the seas but occasionally mother nature wins out. With a metre-and-a-half of water, 70 per cent of Venice was submerged, with water levels reaching 60 inches. The combination of meteorological and astronomical factors that led to it, Sunday’s tides were the seventh highest of all time. Here are some pictures captured by The Atlantic


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