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...]

Venice: Live aboard a Gondola through the Hidden Canals

Hidden waterways, live music, gondola drag racing, Armani spotting and general mayhem Escaping from the Grand Canal, the gondolas explore the hidden canals running through the back blocks of Venice, winding their way along the narrow waterways towards Piazza San Marco. Inaccessible if the tide is … [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...]