Published: 2019-11-18 12:02:12 BdST
The city's centre for tide forecasts had warned the tide could reach 160 cm on Sunday and the high mark hit at 1210 GMT was not far short of that.
Water flooded St Mark's Square and hundreds of voluntary workers were helping citizens cope with the emergency.
People walk in a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice Venice, Italy, Nov 17, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
A flooded church is seen during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
With four tides above 140 cm since Monday, this is the worst week for high tides in Venice since 1872 when official statistics were first produced.
A view of a flooded restaurant during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, Nov 17, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
Authorities in Florence and Pisa were also closely monitoring the Arno river, whose water levels rose rapidly in the night due to heavy rain.
A seagull eats a pigeons in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice, Italy, Nov 16, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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