On the evening of November 12, 2019, Venice and its inhabitants found themselves fighting against the fury of the Adriatic Sea and a wind that blew at a hundred kilometers an hour, with flooding reaching a level of 1 meter and 87 cm. No one was expecting it. No one was prepared for it. Floodgates could protect up to 170 cm above sea level, but not more than. The damage was enormous: centuries-old walls and balustrades demolished, boats adrift or slammed violently along the banks, shop windows and hotels smashed... Lots of people lost many things in these waters. But the Venetian islands are strong and their inhabitants even more so. And as the Venetian saying goes: ‘Duri i banchi’ (‘stay strong!’) always!