Photo Diary – Aqua Alta in Venice

Sadly over the past week Venice has experienced some of it’s worst floods (also known as “aqua alta”) in the past 50 years! They are saying that Basilica San Marco has aged 11 years overnight. All of the damages to peoples homes, businesses, monuments and art will cost billions of dollars to repair.

It was a crazy, sad, exciting and overwhelming experience. I have been living near Venice the past 4 months and have spent most of my free time there. I love this city so much and I hate to see it damaged. My heart goes out to Venice and all those affected.

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If you’re wanting to donate to relief efforts: The Mayor of Venice has opened up an official bank account where people can donate to help the city. You can find their official website with the details here. (English version below)

IBAN IT 24 T 03069 02117 100000 018767 – BIC: BCITITMM
Account holder: Comune di Venezia – Emergenza acqua alta
Payment description: contributo emergenza acqua

             You can watch my video from my experience during aqua alta below

Piazzale Michelangelo – Florence

Piazzale Michelangelo is definitely worth all the hype. Just a short walk up hill (yes uphill, but trust me it’s worth it!), here you can get panoramic views of Florence and most of it’s spectacular monuments. Piazzale Michelangelo is also a great spot to watch the sunset – grab a bottle of wine, pizza, and take a seat on the steps to watch the sun go down.

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