A city worker helps a woman who decided to cross St Mark’s square in Venice on a gangway, in spite of prohibition. Photo: AP

Venice’s St Mark’s Square closed again as city hit by third major flooding in a week

  • The historic Italian city saw water levels rise by 150cm (4.9 feet) as sea surges and strong storms battered the region
  • Meanwhile, heavy rain elsewhere in the country has prompted flood warnings in Pisa and Florence
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A city worker helps a woman who decided to cross St Mark’s square in Venice on a gangway, in spite of prohibition. Photo: AP
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The flooded Piazza San Marco square, with the Bell Tower and San Marco Basilica on November 12. Photo: AFP

Venice under water as 50-year ‘exceptional’ tide sweeps through Italy’s floating city

  • Water taxis attempting to drop people off at the glamorous and historic hotels along the Grand Canal discovered the gangways had been washed away, and had to help passengers clamber through windows
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The flooded Piazza San Marco square, with the Bell Tower and San Marco Basilica on November 12. Photo: AFP
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