V Day in Venice? Pack your gumboots

23:31, Feb 12 2013

Valentine's Day visitors can expect to see water in the grand canals of Venice.

But spring tides and a deluge of frozen snow have inundated the ancient Italian city of love, and will put a damper on a usually busy holiday.

The waters of the Grand Canal rose to almost 1.5 and flooded streets, hotels, restaurants and the city's famous churches.

And while the water will abate, the Daily Mail reported that 60 per cent of Venice was flooded by its 15th highest tide since records began.

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