Acqua Alta (“High Water”) in Venice corresponds to the periods of more or less important floods in the city during the high tides. These phenomena are frequent, especially in winter but remain not very forecastable because they depend on several factors (among its, the astronomical coefficient of tide, but not only: winds…).
The tight boots are essential during these phenomena!
The general depression of the city during these last decades contributed to increase the Aqua Alta frequency.
Crowd on platform entering the St. Mark’s Basilica
My feet in these Venetian waters experiencing hypothermia.