The Floods

Nov 15th 2019, Venice. A man with umbrella walks on a gangway near St. Mark’s Square.

The week of 11th – 17th November 2019 was one of the worst in Venice’s history. In 6 days, the sea water flooded the city 3 times, with tide peaks (‘acqua alta’ in Italian) reaching almost unprecedented levels. The sea level rise, the city slow sinking process and the industrial canals dug in the past to make way for bigger ships, are among the main causes of these exceptional floods.

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