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City in northeastern Italy

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Venice: City in northeastern Italy
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers. In 2018, 260,897 people resided in the Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historical city of Venice. Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), which is considered a statistical metropolitan area, with a total population of 2.6 million.

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On This Day: 23 December 1997

Woody Allen married Soon-Yi Previn in Venice. (Dec. 23)  
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Waters in Venice rise again after damaging floods

Just two weeks after the worst flooding in Venice's history, the waters are rising again. Tourists in heavy boots waded through St. Mark's Square today. The water at high tide peaked at more than 50..
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Videos for Venice


Venice swamped by high tide on Christmas Eve [Video]Venice swamped by high tide on Christmas Eve

Venice was hit by another deluge on Tuesday, a month after the worst flooding in 50 years. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Floods don't stop Santa as Venice sees high tide again [Video]Floods don't stop Santa as Venice sees high tide again

Santa Claus replaced his boots with thigh-high galoshes to wade through a flooded St. Mark's Square on Monday, as another exceptional high tide swept through Venice just one month after the worst..

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Venice expects 130cm 'acqua alta' peak [Video]Venice expects 130cm 'acqua alta' peak

A 120-cm peak of the acqua alta (high water) was reached in Venice on Saturday and a 130-cm peak is announced for Sunday.

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How they battled climate change 7,000 years ago [Video]How they battled climate change 7,000 years ago

Researchers say a seawall found off the Israeli coast is the oldest evidence of a civilization tackling rising sea levels. David Doyle reports.

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Underwater robots monitor Venice lagoon [Video]Underwater robots monitor Venice lagoon

An international team of scientists has launched an unprecedented exploration project in the waterways beneath Venice with swarms of autonomous underwater robots. The EU-funded project has designed..

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Italian MP proposes marriage during parliament debate on post-earthquake reconstruction [Video]Italian MP proposes marriage during parliament debate on post-earthquake reconstruction

Romantic hotspots of Italy: Florence, Venice and... the parliament? View on euronews

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Italy's Venice floods costing '$1bn in damages' [Video]Italy's Venice floods costing '$1bn in damages'

Flooding continues to hit the Italian city of Venice. It has sustained heavy damage after several floods in the past month.

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Venice's historic Saint Mark's Basilica faces costly flood clean-up

Venice's historic Saint Mark's Basilica will need millions of euros of restoration work after it was flooded this week for just the sixth time in 1,200 years, leaving its delicate marble mosaics..
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Global headlines from Iraq, Argentina and Italy

Protests continue in Iraq; Argentina's president-elect promises to legalize abortion; and Venice declares a state of emergency after third flood in less than a week. Rylee Carlson rounds up world..
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Venice suffers worst flooding in 50 years

Venice, Italy, remains under water after a new high tide hit the city. Washington Post reporter Kim Bellware joins CBSN to discuss the damage and what the flooding means for the historic Italian city.
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Venice hit by record third exceptional tide in one week

Since records began in 1872, that level had never been reached even twice in one year, let alone three times in one week
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Venice hit by another exceptional high tide; worst week in 150 years

Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Sunday, with the water peaking at 150 cm (4.9 feet), marking the worst week for the city since official tide..
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Venice braces for 'tough day' as another very high tide looms

St. Mark's Square in Venice was awash with water and closed on Sunday as city authorities prepared for another exceptional high tide just days after devastating flooding.
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Italy battered by rain, Venice braces for another 'tough day'

Several Italian cities were on high alert on Sunday after heavy rain overnight, including Venice where residents and tourists were braced for another exceptional high tide.
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Flood-hit Venice to face another exceptional high tide on Sunday

Venice will face another exceptional high tide on Sunday, after its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday caused more than $1 billion worth of damage and submerged St Mark's Square under a meter of..
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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 mayor closes St. Mark's Square after second catastrophic floods

High tidal waters and catastrophic flooding returned to Venice, prompting the mayor to close the iconic St. Mark's Square.
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Banksy artwork is now under floodwater in Venice

A Banksy artwork depicting a migrant child signaling for help is now partially underwater due to "apocalyptic" flooding in Venice
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Climate change, human activity rub salt into Venice's wounds

Warming seas and excavations within the Venice lagoon mean the exceptionally high flood waters in the city this week are also saltier, posing an extra threat to its architectural treasures.
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Venice flooding marks highest tides in 50 years, causing damage to historical buildings

Extreme high tides caused flooding in Venice, filling St. Mark's Square and multiple historical buildings with water on Nov. 12.
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High tide in Venice could hit twice normal level

Venice, Italy, is facing the second worst flooding in nearly 100 years, and high tide could hit nearly twice the normal level on Friday. At least two people have died, and the city's mayor has closed..
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Venice hit by another ferocious high tide, flooding city

Venice was inundated by exceptionally high water levels on Friday just days after the lagoon city suffered the worst flood in more than 50 years.
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Disaster declared as Venice deals with historic flooding

One of the world's most popular tourist destinations was declared a disaster on Thursday. Venice, Italy, has been swamped by the worst flooding in a half-century. As Holly Williams reports, the damage..
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Venice council floods after officials reject climate change measures

The regional council chambers, located in the Ferro Fini Palace, started to take on water Tuesday night as members were discussing climate change funding
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Venice floods dozen times a year, but latest inundation is a disaster

Venice, Italy is suffering its worst flooding in more than 50 years. At least two people have died, and the damage is estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Holly Williams reports.
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Venice paralyzed by the worst flooding in half a century

Residents in the iconic city on a lagoon are used to water, but the mayor has called this year's high tides "apocalyptic," and says climate change is to blame
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Your Thursday Briefing

Impeachment, Deval Patrick, Venice Flooding: Here’s what you need to know.
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Venice still waiting for Moses to hold back the seas

If everything had gone according to plan, Tuesday's high tide should never have reached the lagoon city of Venice, let alone flood its basilica, submerge its squares and inundate its historic palaces.
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Climate change blamed as floods overwhelm Venice, swamping basilica and squares

Venice's mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after "apocalyptic" floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.
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Historic floods leave Venice under water

Venice, Italy is under water, in one of the canal city's worst floods in 1,200 years.
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Mayor of Venice sees hundreds of millions of euros of flood damage

The financial cost of severe flooding in Venice is likely to run to hundreds of millions of euros, Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said on Wednesday, while a senior cleric said the city's historic Saint Mark's..
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Venice flooded by second-highest tide in its history

Venice, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, is dealing with near-record flooding. Large areas were swamped by the second-highest tide ever recorded in the city, which is known for its..
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Venice's famous canals are flooded and the mayor blames climate change

Photos surfacing on social media show desperate shopkeepers at St. Mark's Square and overturned ferries near the city's canals.
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Emergency declared in Venice, Italy over high tides

Sirens warned people in Venice of the rising water, and authorities closed nursery schools as a precaution
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Italy police search shipbuilding companies linked to Fincantieri

Italian finance police searched offices of several companies working for state-controlled shipbuilder Fincantieri, as part of an investigation into suspected corruption, fraud and worker exploitation,..
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Growing up trans

In 2014 Rita Braver met with children grappling with a very grown-up issue: gender identity. Five years later she meets up again with Zoey, Venice and Mati, each a transgender youth, to see how their..
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Venice

In 1980, the sights and sounds in Venice Beach, California, were a celebration of sex, exhibitionism, and self-promotion. Morley Safer walked the boardwalk and found a metaphor for America in the..
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Rewind: Parting the sea with Venice's Project Moses

This week, 60 Minutes learns how Amsterdam is prepared for flooding. But what about the other city of canals?
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Speedboat racer trying to break record dies in crash, killing 2 others

Champion Italian racer Fabio Buzzi hit an artificial reef near the finish line as he was trying to set a record for travel from Monte Carlo to Venice.
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Oscar watch! These 6 movies are already the talk of awards season

While the Oscars are still a ways off, Venice and Toronto film festivals have given a boost to awards contenders including 'Hustlers' and 'Joker.'
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Hillary Clinton flips through her emails at an Italian art exhibit about them

The former Democratic presidential candidate flipped through thousands of her emails at the art exhibit in Venice, Italy. Afterward, Clinton told an Italian media outlet: "And anyone can go in and look..
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Timothee Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp hit 'The King' red carpet

Timothee Chalamet connects with teary fans at Venice premiere of ‘The King.’ (Sept. 2)  
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Penelope Cruz stuns at 'Wasp Network' premiere

Penelope Cruz was joined by Edgar Ramirez, Gael Garcia Bernal and director Olivier Assayas for "Wasp Network" premiere in Venice. (Sept. 2)  
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Pitt mania continues in Venice

Brad Pitt sparks more fan frenzy in Venice as he arrives at the press conference for his latest movie 'Ad Astra,' alongside co-stars Liv Tyler and Ruth Negga. (Aug. 29)  
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Cruise ship almost crashes into yacht in Venice

The Costa Deliziosa cruise ship nearly smashed into an esplanade and a yacht in Venice on Sunday.
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United Airlines passengers discover their trans-Atlantic flight is crawling with ants

A passenger on a Monday United flight from Venice, Italy to Newark, New Jersey, said she and other travelers discovered ants on the plane.
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Venice, Budapest crashes renew debate on cruise ship safety, calls to restrict ships in Venice

Venice environmental campaigners say the only legitimate response is an immediate ban on cruise ships from entering the lagoon.
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5 injured in Venice in cruise ship collision

A towering cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring five people, officials said. The collision sparked new calls for placing..
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Venice cruise ship crash sparks protests, backlash

A collision on a busy canal in Venice is sparking new calls for banning cruise ships in the area. On Sunday the MSC Opera cruise liner lost control – the massive ship unable to stop. On the dock,..
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Cruise ship collides with tourist river boat in Venice

At least five people were reportedly injured when a cruise ship slammed into a dock and a tourist river boat in Venice Sunday morning.
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