Venice News

High Tide Floods Venice as Dike-On-Demand Wasn’t Activated

High tides flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice on Tuesday, propelled by winds that were stronger than predicted, and an experimental system of inflatable barriers wasn’t activated to prevent water from invading the lagoon city. The system, while still in …

Flood-Weary Venice Puts ‘Moses’ Inflatable Barriers to Test

ROME — Venice has conducted a trial run of an ambitious anti-flood system of 78 inflatable barriers in hopes of protecting the lagoon city from devastating high tides. Premier Giuseppe Conte on Friday at a ceremony in Venice pressed a …

Bandits Rob Cash Courier Boat in Italy

Italian news reports say three armed bandits pulled up alongside a courier boat in a Venice lagoon and robbed it of nearly 1.3 million euros ($1.7 million) in cash. Italian news agency ANSA said the heist occurred Monday just after …

High Tide Floods Venice

High tides have flooded Venice, leading Venetians and tourists to don high boots and use wooden walkways to cross St. Mark’s Square and other areas under water. Flooding is common this time of year and Thursday’s level that reached a …