Smithsonian Journeys Dispatches

Ebb and Flow - Venice’s Rising Tide

Venice isn't just a city on the water, it's a city in the water. While the city seems to serenely float upon its network of canals, it takes a huge team of engineers to keep the canals flowing smoothly and to manage the floods that come with rising tides. For an up-close look about the behind-the-scenes team that keeps Venice running the way it should, see this video, thanks to the Smithsonian Channel.

See what it's like to live with the water as your constant companion on any of our popular tours to Venice, including our newly added cruise, The Venetian Empire and the Medieval World, departing April, 2011.

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