Italy's most romantic city has been hit by the first round of the high water floods of the season. These floods normally occur annually between autumn and spring as a result of a change in the wind direction and sea tides.
Whilst the residents of Venice are used to a little water, these floods have put the city on 'code yellow' warning, as an estimated eight to nine percent of the area is now underwater.
However, this is not stopping visitors from making the most of their holidays and viewing the sights. Many tourists have donned ponchos and have covered their boots or footwear with plastic sheets for make-shift waterproof protection.
Although some even wade through the streets with bare feet, it is not advisable to do so as there could be all manner of invisible dangers lurking beneath the water.
Visitors have been advised to expect more rain over the next few weeks, so pack your wellies and raincoats if you're planning a journey to Venice.
The editorial team.