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Tide Level Zero of the Punta della Salute

Indicates the median tide level, in reference to the tide-gauge at the Punta della Salute. The tide-level zero at the Punta della Salute is approximately 23 cm lower than the tide-level zero established by the Istituto Geografico Militare (IGM).

The “comune marino”

The words “common high tide”, “common marine” or simply “common” indicated the height that must be referred to, for example, when setting the foundations of a building six feet “below the common”, dredging the bed of a canal five feet “below the common” or establishing the upper edge of the embankments at two feet “above the common”.

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