The entrance foyer has two arched brick doorways: one to the
living room (left), and another to the bedroom. The foyer itself has a chest of
a drawers and a closet (not shown) with cleaning supplies.
Inside the closet is a metal panel that drops into place by the
front door to minimize flooding during acqua alta or "high water,"
which can occur in the late fall and winter months. Most such tides won't reach
the apartment, but if you're really worried about getting your feet wet, look
for upstairs apartments and townhouse suites at
Update: During another visit to
the neighborhood, I checked street outside the apartment during an acqua
alta flood when the Piazza San Marco was at least 15 cm or 6 inches deep
in water, and both the street and the nearby Campo Santa Maria Formosa were dry.
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