For the second year in a row, low tides in Venice have sunk to such record levels that it has left the city almost entirely without water.
Tourists visiting Venice seeking the romance of water were confronted by lots of mud.
The gondolas are not gliding gently down the canal and are stuck on the side of the street.
This is not the first time there have been issues last year the water levels were 28 inche.
The unusually low tides caused a record low water measuring around 70 cm which caused prob.
However, despite the water shortages, several times a year Venice gets badly flooded .
Insolita Venezia, la bassa marea prosciuga i canali
The most extraordinary city in the world. So old, but still as beautiful as a young woman. So aristocratic but so democratic, and yet to be discovered.
The water's all gone-dola! Unusually low tide exposes the unseen side of Venice's canal network Last year water levels were more than two feet lower than those normally seen in the city
For the second year in a row, the city has dried out in the run up to New Year's Day
Gondolas in Venice have been tied up as exceptionally low tides have drained the lagoon city