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You may have heard that Venice is sinking but that’s not quite accurate. Learn more how extraordinary is life in city built on a lagoon and how it is at the same time extraordinarily fragile.
The beauty and uniqueness of Venice, a cultural and natural asset of exceptional value is due not only to its immense cultural heritage but also to the natural ecosystem on which the city was built: the Venetian lagoon.
Learn more about this fragile environment, how it was created thousands years ago, how the Republic of Venice adapted it for its purposes over the centuries and which are the challenges Venice will have to face in the very next future.
Understand how Acqua Alta flooding has impacted in Venice in the past and why they are threatening the city in the future, learn what is the Mo.SE., the controversial mobile flood barrier project and take action for preserving the future as a responsible and sustainable city’s visitor.

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Duration: 2 hours
Starts: Venezia, Italy
Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Nature & Wildlife



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What to Expect When Visiting Venezia, Veneto, Italy

You may have heard that Venice is sinking but that’s not quite accurate. Learn more how extraordinary is life in city built on a lagoon and how it is at the same time extraordinarily fragile.
The beauty and uniqueness of Venice, a cultural and natural asset of exceptional value is due not only to its immense cultural heritage but also to the natural ecosystem on which the city was built: the Venetian lagoon.
Learn more about this fragile environment, how it was created thousands years ago, how the Republic of Venice adapted it for its purposes over the centuries and which are the challenges Venice will have to face in the very next future.
Understand how Acqua Alta flooding has impacted in Venice in the past and why they are threatening the city in the future, learn what is the Mo.SE., the controversial mobile flood barrier project and take action for preserving the future as a responsible and sustainable city’s visitor.

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Stop At: Laguna di Venezia, Venice Italy

We will jump over centuries to understand how the lagoon have been shaped by the Republic of Venice to its own purposes and survival, creating herculean barriers from the sea, deviating rivers while keeping a delicate balance between human intervention and natural events.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Venice, Venice, Veneto

Discover how the Venetian lagoon is connected with the Adriatic Sea through three port inlets, allowing the exchange of waters to enter and exit from the Adriatic Sea at the rhythm of the tides.
This cyclical movement performs an indispensable function for the balance of its ecosystem: high tide becomes a problem for Venice only when it exceeds the level of 80 cm, the limit beyond we can speak of “Acqua Alta” (“High water”)

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: City of Venice, City of Venice, Veneto

Understand the complicated mix of phenomena causing Acqua Alta and why some are predictable and others much less. You will discover why rain has nothing do to with it and how lunar phases and astronomical tides, strong winds low pressure plays a much bigger role.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Venetian Lagoon, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

You will get explained how is possible that with 80 cm tides your feet keep dry and why a tide of 140cm is impacting the city so hardly.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Venice, Venice, Veneto

Get back to the 60s, when a tragedy renamed the “aqua granda” occurred due to an exceptional wave of bad weather hitting all of Italy. Back those days Venice experienced one of the most tragic days in its history, with the tide reaching the highest peak ever recorded in the history. We will understand how this event impacted the development of the city and life of its inhabitants in the following decades.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lido di Venezia, Lido di Venezia, Veneto

Venice experienced a similar situation on the evening in 2019, making clear that natural events are more and more linked with global climate changes and over tourism exploiting the city. We will understand more about what happened visiting some places heavily impacted back on those days.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello, Venice Italy

Venice experienced a dramatic situation also at the end of 2019, making clear that natural events are more and more linked with global climate changes and over tourism exploiting the city. We will understand more about what happened visiting some places heavily impacted back on those days.

Duration: 15 minutes



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