Our Advice: Check With Your Hotel
You need to know if there’s flooding in your hotel's lobby. And if you don't know the location of your property in conjunction to the seriously flooded streets and piazzas, it's time to find out. Ask whether the makeshift bridges to cross St. Mark's Square are holding up. As one hotelier, whose entrance is flooded, told the Sydney Morning Herald:
"this is not clean water — you need to mop with disinfectant twice after it goes down."
Decide if you’re going to say “screw it all” and make the best out of another one of Mother Nature’s jokes (she and Sandy must be having serious gigglefits right now). This is the time where some road warries may rethink their stance on traveler's insurance and others (like our first pic) will just literally go with the flow.
We're still waiting to hear from the big hotels in Venice, namely, the Hotel Cipriani, the Hilton Molino Stucky, and The Hotel Danieli, and find out if all is well there. Most we've heard so far has just been flooding in the lobbies.
Emails and calls from these high-profile hotels have not been returned as of press time.
[Photos:AP Photo/Luigi Costantini/Orient-Express Hotels]