Venice Records Worst Flooding since 1966


Venice Records Worst Flooding since 1966

The worst recorded flood since 1966 occurred late on the night of 12 November. 80% of the city was flooded, with St Mark’s Basilica inundated to a height of 1.10cm. Further extreme high tides are forecast and today the Piazza is closed (as our schools and countless museums across the city) with another high tide today of 160cm and further acqua alta predicted. Strong winds in the northern Adriatic make the situation worse as the tide does not fully recede and many coastal areas have suffered flooding and damage too. The safety of everyone affected is the first priority but all of us who are dedicated to the city’s survival are determined to continue the conservation work started nearly 50 years ago, recognising the debt the world owes Venice.

In response Venice in Peril launches the Acqua Alta 2019 Appeal 

If you would like to make a donation to support conservation and repair of monuments and works of art damaged in the storms and flooding you can do so online here or by contacting the office on 020 7736 6891.

You can also make a donation by bank transfer using these details:

Please use your Surname/AA2019 as the reference and email us on with your name and address if this is the first time you have made a donation to Venice in Peril.

Bank: Lloyds Bank
Account Name: Venice in Peril Fund
Account No: 26670568
Sort Code: 30 16 74
IBAN: GB81 LOYD 3016 7426 6705 68

Please click here to download the form

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