Venice canals clearer due to lack of tourists and traffic | AFP

The water in the Venice canals is becoming clearer as the city experiences a drop in tourism and reduction in canal traffic due to the health security measures imposed across Italy to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

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Venice disinfects public transport amid coronavirus outbreak | AFP

Vaporetti and all Venice’s means of public transport are being disinfected with a special chlorine-based solution as Italy struggles to control the largest outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe with some 400 cases.

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Venice carnival: Procession featuring ‘plague doctor’ masks | AFP

People take part in a traditional procession in San Barnaba Square on the last day of the Venice Carnival where many wear the type of masks used by doctors centuries ago to treat patients afflicted with the plague.

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Linda Pani performs the Flight of the Angel in Venice | AFP

Young Venetian Linda Pani performs the Flight of the Angel in St Mark’s Square for Venice’s carnival. Revellers parade the city’s streets in period costumes while drummers perform.

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On This Day: 23 December 1997

Woody Allen married Soon-Yi Previn in Venice. (Dec. 23)

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Italian designer Stefano Ricci unveils new Fall/Winter collection | AFP

Italian luxury designer Stefano Ricci unveils his Fall/Winter 2020-21 collection at the prestigious Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, which boasts the biggest collection of paintings in the world by 16th century Italian master Tintoretto.

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Venice tries to return to normal after major floods | AFP

Venice’s iconic St Mark’s Square is closed as the historic city suffers its third major flooding in less than a week, with water while rain lashing the rest of Italy prompted warnings in Florence and Pisa.

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Here are the top stories for Sunday, November 17th: US and South Korea postpone military exercise; Louisiana’s Democratic governor wins re-election; Bloomberg apologizes for stop-and-frisk; Venice floods.

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Venice opens an account to help the flooded city | AFP

The Mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, announced the opening of an account for people in Italy and around the world who want to contribute to the repair of the historic city after a series of devastating high tides or’acqua altas’.

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Knee-high flooding at St. Mark’s Square in Venice

Exceptionally high tidal waters surged through Venice again on Friday, prompting the mayor to close the iconic St. Mark’s Square (Nov. 15)

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Rising tidal waters continue to threaten Venice

Exceptionally high tidal waters have surged again through Venice. That prompted the mayor to close St. Mark’s Square and call for more donations for repairs. (Nov. 15)

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Venice faces more floods as state of emergency declared | AFP

Flood-hit Venice braces for another exceptional high tide, as Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city where perilous deluges have caused millions of euros worth of damage. IMAGES

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Venice floods: Italian PM Conte to declare state of emergency | AFP

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says the government is prepared to take emergency measures for Venice, struck by an exceptional tide this week. The canal city was bracing itself for more rising waters.

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Floodwaters continue to cover Venice’s San Marco Square | AFP

People wade through the floodwaters that have covered and remain on Venice’s San Marco Square. The exceptionally intense “acqua alta,” or high water, peaked at 1.87 metres (six feet) late Tuesday, forcing stranded tourists to wade through rapidly rising waters in the dark in search of safety as the flood alarm rang out. Only once since records began in 1923 has the water crept even higher, reaching 1.94 metres in 1966. IMAGES

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday, November 13: Public impeachment hearings begin with testimony from State Department officials; President Trump says he’s too busy to watch; Flooding hits Venice, Italy; Teen climate activist sails home to Europe.

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday, November 13: Public impeachment hearings begin with testimony from State Department officials; President Trump says he’s too busy to watch; Flooding hits Venice, Italy; Teen climate activist sails home to Europe.

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Venice Hit By Worst Flood In 50 Years

The worst flooding in more than 50 years has almost entirely shut down the city.

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Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded city

Flooding in the canal city of Venice has reached the second-highest level ever, after infamous 1966 floods. (Nov. 13)

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Venice’s flood protection project | AFP Animé

Videographic on Venice flood defence. Venetians woke Wednesday to devastating scenes after the highest tide in 50 years washed through the historic Italian city, beaching gondolas, trashing hotels and sending tourists fleeing through rapidly rising waters. A massive infrastructure project called MOSE has been underway since 2003 to protect the city, but it has been plagued by cost overruns, corruption scandals and delays.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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