Venice is going under water - level 3, A12

Venice is going under water - level 3, A12

05-04-2012 12:00

Venice is a beautiful city in northern 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 architecture and well known people who were born there. One was Antonio Vivaldi.

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

In the last 170 years, the city sank down about 60 centimetres. If it sinks 50 more centimetres, there will be a serious problem for everybody living there.

Written by Danny for News in Levels

Interesting words: wooden, serious.

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