Exceptional floods leave half of Venice under water
Flooding has intensified in Venice leaving the landmark of St Mark's Square under waters 24 inches deep.
Some 58 per cent of the city was reportedly covered by the flood waters.
Tourists could be seen wading through thigh-deep water as rain kept battering the square. Raised walkways have been placed around the historic centre to help people move around the city.
Shops, basements and buildings have been flooded
While the canal city is used to high waters, they are putting the delicate system of the city under heavy stress.....Read more