Venice is going under water - level 2, A12

Venice is going under water - level 2, A12

05-04-2012 12:00

Venice is a beautiful city in the north of Italy. It is very famous because it is built on many islands and it looks like it is built on water. There are 117 islands in Venice. Venice is famous for its beautiful houses and for the great people who were born there. One of them was Antonio Vivaldi.

Venice has a problem because it is going down deeper and deeper into the water. It is going down about 4 centimetres every 10 years. It doesn’t sound like much but it is still a big problem because there are more and more floods every year and people have to use special bridges if they want to walk in the city.

In the last 170 years, the city went down about 60 centimetres. If it goes down 50 more centimetres, there will be a big problem for everybody who lives there.

Written by Danny for News in Levels

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