Venice Flooding: Is It Safe To Travel There?

It’s been a tough winter for beautiful Venice, with November’s unprecedented flooding wreaking an estimated €1 billion in damages and causing many to question if it’s wise to travel there. But while the situation has been extreme and devastating, this incredible city is far from off limits. Here, we explain what happened, why it’s not just safe but essential to the city’s survival to visit, and how to be prepared in case of further flooding if you do.

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