Venice hotel bookings at low ebb after post-flood cancellations

Business Dec 11, 2019

Venice hotel bookings at low ebb after post-flood cancellations

Tourists are shunning Venice after a series of exceptionally high tides last month, with a plunge in hotel bookings bringing fresh economic woe to the lagoon city. Beloved around the world for its canals, historic architecture and art, Venice suffered its worst week of flooding ...

Venice closes St. Mark's Square due to fresh flooding

World Nov 16, 2019

Venice closes St. Mark's Square due to fresh flooding

Another exceptional high tide swamped flood-hit Venice on Friday, prompting the mayor to order St. Mark's square closed after Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro moved to shut the iconic square as the latest sea surge struck with ...

Italy lashed by heavy rain, with Venice seeing widespread flooding

World Nov 13, 2019

Italy lashed by heavy rain, with Venice seeing widespread flooding

Powerful rainstorms hit Italy on Tuesday, with the worst affected areas in the south and Venice, where there was widespread flooding. The heavy rainfall closed schools in several southern cities, including Taranto, Brindisi, and Matera, as well as the Sicilian cities of Pozzallo and Noto, ...