My Husband's Brief but Frightening Eyewitness account of the Twister that hit Venice on June 12, 2012
Il Molo in front of the Doge's Palace overlooking St. Mark's Basin
I was leaving the Bridge of Sighs canal, rowing back to the St. Mark's Basin with a gondola full of tourists, when I saw the twister forming, lifting water up from the sea's surface and then passing behind San Giorgio Island. If it had it headed for the Piazza I wouldn't be here to tell the story. Thank goodness, it doesn't seem that anyone was hurt, but lots of trees are down and quite a few boats got tossed about.