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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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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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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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Videos for Venice

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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Italy suffers severe weather conditions as anger rises in flood-damaged Venice [Video]Italy suffers severe weather conditions as anger rises in flood-damaged Venice

Italy suffers severe weather conditions as anger rises in flood-damaged Venice

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Italian flood warnings spread beyond Venice, as rivers rise in Pisa, Florence [Video]Italian flood warnings spread beyond Venice, as rivers rise in Pisa, Florence

Italian flood warnings spread beyond Venice, as rivers rise in Pisa, Florence

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Venice mayor says flooded city is 'on its knees' [Video]Venice mayor says flooded city is 'on its knees'

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.View on euronews

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Venice flooded by third record-setting high tide in one week [Video]Venice flooded by third record-setting high tide in one week

Venice faced a new high tide on Sunday (November 17), a few days after the lagoon city suffered the worst flooding in more than 50 years.View on euronews

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Venice's St. Mark's square closed as state of emergency declared [Video]Venice's St. Mark's square closed as state of emergency declared

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Water levels rise again in Venice as state of emergency declared after flooding [Video]Water levels rise again in Venice as state of emergency declared after flooding

Waters have been rising again in Venice, just three days after the Italian lagoon city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he was forced to ask police to..

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Italy to resume unfinished barrier project that could have stopped Venice floods [Video]Italy to resume unfinished barrier project that could have stopped Venice floods

In 1984, Italy launched a flood barrier project called Mose. It was supposed to protect the lagoon city of Venice from high tides.View on euronews

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Watch: Venice braces for more flooding after state of emergency declared [Video]Watch: Venice braces for more flooding after state of emergency declared

Venice is bracing itself for the effects of yet more high tides. It has been been underwater for much of this week.View on euronews

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State of emergency declared as flooded Venice braces for more high tides [Video]State of emergency declared as flooded Venice braces for more high tides

State of emergency declared as flooded Venice braces for more high tides

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Climate change blamed as 85 percent of Venice under water [Video]Climate change blamed as 85 percent of Venice under water

The mayor of Venice is blaming climate change for floods overwhelming the Italian city, saying this will leave a "permanent mark" on the city.

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The mega project that failed to save Venice [Video]The mega project that failed to save Venice

Project "Mose," like the biblical hero Moses, was supposed to prevent the sort of massive flooding that has hit Venice. But decades after its inception and billions in cost overruns later, the rusting..

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Italy's Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years [Video]Italy's Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years

Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he would declare a state of disaster after 'exceptional' floods blamed on climate change.

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Venice flooding at historic levels during high tide [Video]Venice flooding at historic levels during high tide

Venice flooding at historic levels during high tide

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Fears for Venice's basilica after devastating flood [Video]Fears for Venice's basilica after devastating flood

The mayor of Venice has expressed his fears for its basilica after Tuesday's night's devastating flood wreaked havoc across the city. Joe Davies reports.

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Venice flooding hits second highest level ever [Video]Venice flooding hits second highest level ever

Flooding in the Italian city of Venice has hit the second highest level ever recorded. The high-water mark hit 74in late on Tuesday, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded. The highest level..

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Despite tourist spectacle, flooding 'real problem' for Venice [Video]Despite tourist spectacle, flooding 'real problem' for Venice

Tourists needed some pretty high boots on Tuesday in Venice as water levels rose flooding central St. Mark's Square, but locals say it's a headache above all else. Gavino Garay reports.

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Living on the edge in the homeless encampments of LA [Video]Living on the edge in the homeless encampments of LA

Only a fraction of the estimated 36,000 homeless in Los Angeles have been housed three years after voters in November 2016 approved a ballot measure that raised $1.2 billion to build housing for street..

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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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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
CBS News - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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,..
Reuters - Published

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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On This Day: 27 September 2014

Actor George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice. (Sept. 27)
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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.
USATODAY.com - Published

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