V Day in Venice? Pack your gumboots

Last updated 11:52 13/02/2013

Heavy rains and snow in northern Italy bring an exceptionally high tide to Venice, flooding the city's main squares and streets. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Related Links

Venice hotels offer flood package with free boots Venice's water secret

Relevant offers

Travel Troubles

United plane lands after engine-overheat warning A giant rabbit dies on United Airlines flight to US United Airlines: Aviation officer claims removed passenger was verbally and physically abusive Hawaii reassures tourists after brain parasite cases Qatar Airways could drop New Zealand route if laptops banned Flight attendants' union blames overcrowding, shrinking seats for rise in onboard clashes Watch: Ferry crashes into harbour wall in Gran Canaria, Spain US airline worker suspended over on-board row Beck Eleven: The trans-Pacific relief effort to salvage my upset tummy Los Angeles airport misses gun in off-duty police officer's hand luggage

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.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content