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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Venice’s Fun Fact: Acqua Alta

Venice’s Fun Fact:
Acqua Alta occurs when certain events coincide: the high tide forms an alliance with low pressures and that their windy friend, Sirocco, participates with our friend the Moon, la Luna. These elements together trigger the across-the-board flood of waters of the lagoon in Venice. 
Acqua Alta has nothing to do with “the sinking” of Venice, which certainly is existent but in the amount of less than a millimeter a year. 
Today, they can count up to fifty Acqua Alta a year! The period at risk is from September 15th till April 15th every year.
In case of serious Acqua Alta, foghorns (which still date to the last world war), will shout a warning signal.
To read more you can visit: www.giadavalenti.com
From Venice With Love,
Giada
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