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« on: November 11, 2012, 06:25:51 PM »

The canals of Italy's famous city of Venice have been drenched by heavy rain, sending water levels soaring to near record highs. With a metre-and-a-half of water, 80 per cent of Venice was flooded at the peak of high tide. The combination of meteoroglical and astronomical factors that led to it, Sunday's tides the seventh highest of all time. Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Venice.

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 06:58:06 PM »

Venice is a cool place. I went last year this time and had a blast. I imagine it would be smelly in the summer. I asked some folks about flooding and they said it wasn't bad. Our gondola tour guide showed us the high water marks from when it did flood. Place is built on marsh, what do you expect. Hopefully they figure it out. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 07:17:38 PM »

venice is the only place that i have been which smells worse than new orleans in the summer  Lips sealed
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 08:38:01 PM »

it does stink in the summer.  had some spaghetti with horsemeat there, mmmmm
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 11:46:03 PM »

Loved venice, had my first weddiing anniversary there. Great vibe daytime and evenings and coffee was delicious. Food is awful though, even Italians hate the food in venice. We ate ate the best restaurant in the city 'Alle Testiere' and  was not impressed. The chocolate and liquorice ice cream was amazing though.
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 03:24:31 AM »

Those floods are mainly caused by a combination of natural causes (Heavy rains, flood, and strong winds), and a series of human actions over many centuries.
Trendy "climate change" has nothing to do with it I think:

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 03:50:54 PM »

it does stink in the summer.  had some spaghetti with horsemeat there, mmmmm

I had horse on polenta in Verona. Tastes like beef.
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