Gallery: Venice Is Sinking Five Times Faster Than Previously Thought

 
Houses and their reflections, Venice, August 2008

Venice is famed for being known as “The Floating City”, but that moniker may soon be a thing of the past as scientists report that the famed destination is sinking into the water more than five times faster than previously thought. The city is also gradually tilting eastwards into the Adriatic Sea due to more frequent flooding.

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  1. GreatEmerald March 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Hah, if the sinking increases even more, after some time we might as well rename the city to “New Atlantis”.
    Which would make the city even more romantic, actually. Although a lot less habitable and accessible.

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