Venice Flooded: Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy
Heavy rains and high tides have brought some of the worst flooding to Venice, Italy in years. The “acqua alta”, or high water, is common this time of year and Sunday’s level of 149 centimeters (4 ft, 10 in) was below the 160 centimeters (5 ft, 2 in) recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades. The bad weather and torrential rainfall will continue through Tuesday, forecasters said. Collected here are images from Venice as it endures this recent acqua alta. (From Antlantic)
A young man and a woman enjoy swimming in flooded St. Mark’s Square.
A man sits in his shop as tourists walk in a flooded street during a ‘acqua alta’ on November 11, 2012 in Venice.
A woman walks in high water ner the Rialto Bridge in Venice.
People sit at the table of a bar in a flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Shoes and wellies float in a flooded shop.
A man rows a kayak in front of Piazza San Marco during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, on November 1, 2012.
A man walks through the flooded Piazza San Marco in Venice, on October 31, 2012.
A general view of the flooded St Mark’s square during the first ‘acqua alta’ of the season on October 15, 2012 in Venice
Tourists walk on raised platforms above flood waters in Piazza San Marco during high water in Venice, on October 27, 2012.