I don’t think there is a better city to be caught in a downpour or even a light drizzle for that matter. It can be pretty frustrating rushing to a lecture dodging tourists’ umbrellas for fear of losing an eye or two. However, Venice in the mist and rain is beautifully romantic. The whole city glistens. Between October and December Venice experiences some its wettest days. Wellies become a wardrobe staple, giving protection from the high waters and a little satisfaction as you can splash in the water, unrestricted by the elevated boards.
We all agreed it was madness to sit in a gondola in the rain, but I guess if you’ve only got a day and you’re happy to get a little wet to experience this unique experience, then fair enough! Look closely and you can see that the raincoat clad gondelier is Giorgia Boscola, the first female of her profession.
Wading through the aqua alta; getting a little wet is very much part of Venetian life. Planks allow much of the high water to be avoided. However, wellies or stivali di gomma are always a wise fashion choice!