Notes from a very wet city

With regard to the article on flood-proofing (3 August, page 22), I was in Venice a couple of years ago, it was November and the whole place flooded to about 1m twice a day, with saltwater! They seemed to cope remarkably well. Perhaps a fact-finding trip for the good burghers of Hull council would be in order?

I could recommend a few good restaurants.

David McLean