Venice the ‘city of love’ has for the first time in its very ancient history attained what it has wanted. What has it always wanted? Protection from flooding. Its citizens have for centuries been flooded annually. This happens when the high tide that accompanies specific times in the year paralyzes the city its residents and visitors. However, after hurdling the delays and corruption of previous projects. It is finally the proud owner of a flood defence system. No more at the mercy of high tide water, its residents are totally overjoyed. Recently when the flood barriers were tried the city for the first time was dry after the high watermark.
Their elation was so overwhelming that officials were showered with praise. This is more remarkable as the project still has some phases to complete. When the project is completed it will be handed back to the city next year.