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Popular tourist sites in Italy were shut down on Sunday as the Italian government took drastic measures to stop the coronavirus spread.
A plumed angel dressed in an orange ball gown descended from the bell tower high above the Venice lagoon down into a crowd of thousands packed into St. Mark's Square for the annual carnival "flight of the angel" ceremony Sunday
Venice Carnival is off to an unusual start as 'coronavirus and high-tide fears' see tourism rate going down compared to previous years, according to the Italian press.
Here is our selection of the most eyecatching photographs from this last week.
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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In Pisa, in north-western Italy, 170 paratroopers were deployed to bolster the city's flood defences.
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.
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.
Venice has been hit with another round of flooding on Friday just days after it experienced its worst high tide in more than half a century.
In 1984, Italy launched a flood barrier project called Mose. It was supposed to protect the lagoon city of Venice from high tides.
The mayor of Venice is set to declare a state of disaster after the city was flooded during the highest tide in over half a century.
Tourists needed some pretty high boots on Tuesday (November 12) in Venice as water levels rose flooding central St. Mark's square.
The team are retrieving rubbish from the bottom of Venice's canals. Items dredged up included a stove, a computer and an audio cassette player.
The exhibition features print-outs of the leaked private messages sent and received by Clinton which became the subject of an FBI investigation in 2016.
An itinerary of nine sections features the exhibition, that can be experienced blindfolded, while guided by a blind, or partially sighted, who helps the visitor to read the artworks through touch.
The Costa Deliziosa veered very close to Venice's docks during stormy weather this past weekend.
The world's largest art fair
Sanctions include fines, as well as the individual being banned from areas for up to 48 hours, known as the application of the “Daspo Urbano”.
Venetians have been arguing for years about the pros and cons of allowing massive cruise ship in the city's channels. Now, a crash that harmed 5 people is reigniting the debate.
The MSC Opera rammed into a dock and a tourist boat on a busy Venice canal, reportedly injuring five people.
"Banksy" sets up oil paintings creating an image of a giant cruise ship in the city's canal with a sign reading "Venice in oil".
There is plenty to see at the 58th Venice Biennale. From dismembered objects, a film from Chernobyl's "twin sister", and the wreck of a boat on which more than 600 migrants were killed.
The 58th International Biennale Arte in Venice opened this weekend under the title "May You Live In Interesting Times"
This year’s exhibition is titled “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and will be open from May 11 to November 24, 2019.
The 58th Biennale, entitled May You Live In Interesting Times, opens tomorrow and runs until 24 November.