The snow will be back in Venice and it will magical…
It doesn’t snow often in Venice, but when it does the City looks like it’ve Been Taken Out of Fairy Tales. Tomorrow it is forecast to snow and this how it will look like!
Historically, ice was a great concern for the Venetians.
Back in Venice’s heyday at the heart of a maritime empire, its rulers feared the lagoon freezing solid, as this would make it relatively easy for attackers to access the city.
This is thankfully still a rare event given the degree to which local services depend upon waterways for transport – the last time it happened was in 2012.
Snow alone is much less of an inconvenience
– other than ice making Venice’s many bridges slippery and occasionally causing the balconies on St Mark’s Cathedral to close, there is little disruption.