Venice whirlwind caught on film
12 June 2012 Last updated at 17:28 BST
A tornado-like whirlwind has hit Sant'Erasmo island in the lagoon surrounding Venice, reportedly ripping the roofs off at least 12 buildings.
There was also major damage in several other islands, including Sant'Elena and Certosa, where dozens of trees were uprooted.
No injuries have been reported.