Acqua Alta: don’t bring Wellies!

19 February, 2007

The Venice Lagoon tide rises and decreases two times everyday. Sometimes many factors overlap and the tide overgrows some of the streets: this is called Acqua Alta.

The water level is measured in centimetres: when it’s over 80 cm you can go to Saint Mark Square to take one of those nice picture with the church mirror image in the square, this happens about 20 days in one year, usually during fall Season.
But don’t worry! All the main streets are practicable, thanks to board walkways, until the water rises over 120 cm, but that’s very unusual.
Arriving in Venice by train or car you can see a light clock over the “Cassa di Risparmio” building with the exact tide level.

Tide and Venice
My tips…don’t put boots in your luggage, you have really few chance to wear them during a holiday.


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