It may not be surprising to learn that Venice floods on a regular basis. The city is built on the water and it’s sinking – if it didn’t flood regularly, that would be the shocking piece of news. Venetians are prepared for the periodic influx of water, and if you’re visiting Venice when it’s flooding then you’ll need to be prepared to deal with it, too. After all, life in Venice doesn’t stop because things get a little wet.
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