Boats and gondolas were beached at the bottom of the canals, which looked more like trenches, as the water levels dropped drastically.

The scene is a stark contrast to photos and videos of flooded buildings and homes that went viral in November as the city grappled with a surge in water levels.

More than two-thirds of the city was submerged as water levels peaked at over six feet, the second-highest record ever in Venice.

Damage from the floods is estimated at more than €1 billion.

The latest low tide in not as rare.

The tides in the lagoon city mean water levels can vary by around half a metre, sometimes even more.