Venice in Acqua Alta: Live From Piazza San Marco

High Water at High Noon: Keep Your Balance in St. Mark's Square - or Go for a Paddle! "Acqua Alta" is Italian for "High Water", and when a big tide comes into Venice's lagoon, that's exactly what you get in Piazza San Marco and many pedestrian streets. Fortunately, it usually only happens from … [Read more...]

Acqua Alta floods Piazza San Marco…but the music plays on

Experiencing Venice During Acqua Alta: As our water taxi navigates the back canals to the Splendid Hotel in San Marco, we notice that the canal water level is almost at street level. Are we about to experience Venice's famous acqua alta (high waters) I wonder, or is the high water level in the … [Read more...]

Street Flooding, “high water” in Piazza San Marco, Venice

Street Flooding, "high water" in San Marco: Venice City Guide Acqua alta (High tides) We've all heard about Venice flooding and seen the news shots of people wading through the waters in St Mark's Square. But actually Venice only has Acqua Alta (high water) in Autumn and … [Read more...]