Come to Venice in winter - and you will be knee-deep in water at the time of the famous Acqua Alta!
There are floods in Venice in winter (from late September to January), the Italians call them the Acqua Alta. Come to Venice in November-December - and you will see the famous flooding of Venice.
The streets of Venice are hiding under the water for a couple of hours and then the water goes as quickly as it came. Piazza San Marco is the lowest point of Venice, and it is under water faster than anyone, so it is the best place where you can watch the flooding.
Buy a raincoat with a hood and rubber boots - and walk knee-deep in the water in the most beautiful place in the city!
More things to do in Venice
Try the best Venetian sparkling wine - Prosecco, take cicchetti and plunge into the evening atmosphere in Venice. 1420
Buy a Venetian mask
Venetian mask is one of the most brilliant souvenir that you can find in Venice.17
Buranelli are local Burano cookies, are prepared only on Burano island and you should definitely enjoy it with a cup of coffee.19Burano island
Enjoy the taste of a cocktail-aperitif Spritz, that was the most favourite Ernest Hemingway and Francis Fitzgerald's beverage. 321
Try Prosciutto di Parma
The real prosciutto you can try only in Italy, eating it with melon, asparagus or white bread.17
Watch the Historical Regatta
Visit the historical Regatta in Venice — look at a parade of gondolas and the competition of Venetian boats and get a ringside seat.FREE9
Attend Festa del Redentore
Attend the brightest festival, when all of Venice at night will be illuminated by hundreds of lights from the fireworks.FREE17
Order the favorite Venetian side dish - polenta, prepared according to old recipe.19
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