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Venice hit by worst flooding in two years

Flooding in Venice

Tourists in Venice put plastic bags over their legs and residents wore rubber boots as water rose to knee-high levels in many parts of the lagoon city on Thursday. The median level of the Adriatic Sea swelled to about 1.4 meters (1.5 yards) above normal - the highest in nearly two years - sending water from the lagoon into St. Mark's Square and many narrow alleyways.


1st in Chinese action trilogy premiers in Venice

Director Stephen Fung has incorporated comic book-style graphics and heavy metal music into `'Tai Chi 0," as he reaches for a younger and perhaps global audience in his new martial arts trilogy....


Study: Float Venice to save it from floods

To protect Venice from periodic floods that are increasingly heightened by the double whammy of rising seas levels and sinking land, a team of Italian researchers suggests lifting up the canal-laced city by pumping seawater into the aquifers below it.


Italy dig unearths female 'vampire' in Venice

Italy dig unearths female 'vampire' in Venice

An archaeological dig near Venice has unearthed the 16th-century remains of a woman with a brick stuck between her jaws — evidence, experts say, that she was believed to be a vampire.


Frugal Venice, Family Style

Traveling cheaply is one thing. Traveling cheaply, in a foreign country, with an infant in tow is another. But Italy proved surprisingly hospitable to a family of three.


Venice launches tourist website

Venice launches tourist website

The Italian city of Venice launches a website to help it deal with the 15m tourist who visit every year.


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