Venice, an underwater destination?

Posted: January 9, 2013 in Endangered, Europe
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Venice is a city of Italy, capital of the Veneto region. It is known as the city of canals and is situated in the northeast of the country, a group of islands that stretch for a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. This is a very important city touristically and it receives each year more than 15 million visitors.


Lately, Venice has encountered several problems that include increased water level (Acqua Alta, 150 centimeters) and, as a result of it, a series of floods in various tourist areas of the city, like in the Plaza de San Marcos. The water level tends to rise between spring and autumn because of the heavy rains and it has direct effects on tourism, as most traders cannot open and the terraces are no longer so popular. According to a study, it is expected that the water level would rise up and flood frequency of 1.4 to 18.5 times per year by the end of the century that would affect 75% of the city.

What do YOU think?

Do you think that because of frequent flooding in Venice tourism will disappear? Will flooding affect the choice of tourists?


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