Venice's Flooding Season
Flooding is common this time of year and Thursday's level that reached a peak of 55 inches (140 centimeters) was below the 63 inches (160 centimeters) recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades.
Below, a collection of Reuters photos from this year's flood season:
People sit on chairs in a flooded St. Mark's Square on Nov. 1. (Manuel Silvestri/Reuters)
A fruit stand at a local market is seen in a flooded street on Nov. 1. (Manuel Silvestri/Reuters)
Tourists walk on raised platforms for flood waters in St. Mark's Square on Oct. 27. (Manuel Silvestri/Reuters)
This isn't the first year that Venice residents and tourists have adapted to seasonal high tide. Below, some images from past years.
Tourists walk on a raised platform in St. Mark's Square on Nov. 26, 2010. (Manuel Silvestri/Reuters)
A gondolier pulls his craft gently through the arch of a Venice bridge on April 20, 2008. (Manuel Silvestri/Reuters)