A few weeks ago, the My Destination content team complied a list of the top 50 Sights to See Before it’s Too Late. In that list was Venice, Italy. Due to the rise in sea levels and the eroding stone and wooden foundations, the city is sinking on an average of 2-3 millimetres a year.
On a recent trip to the floating metropolis, my parents were treated to a sneaky little glimpse at what is set to come thanks to a little flood. The heaven’s had opened and poured it certainly had. Galoshes, wellies and brollies at the ready, tourists and locals alike waded their way through the waterlogged streets, with water levels rising up as high as their shins. Best get visiting soon, then…
Venetian’s emergency wellies bringing some colour to the picture!
An Englishman in Venice – totally out of place!
St Mark’s Square, where the water was often at its highest.
A stray umbrella happily dancing down a canal.
A sorry sight of dishevelled and discarded umbrellas once the water had finally subsided.
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