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The Selfie-tourists are back on the St. mark's square

The St. mark's square in Venice, was, in spite of Flooding again accessible, was charged on Saturday with tourists. Queues formed in front of the wooden piers on which the place is accessible.

In rubber boots the tourists and tourist waded archived interior on the space and photo count. The famous square is the lowest point of the lagoon city. On Saturday morning the water was up to about 120 centimeters above normal sea level. The value is far below that of Tuesday, at 187 centimetres, the whole of Unesco have been achieved and almost-world heritage city was flooded. It was the highest value since more than 50 years. On Sunday is again expected to be a tidal wave of 160 centimeters above sea level.

After the recent tidal wave of Friday the assessment of the damage begins. The tourism industry complained of heavy losses. Owners of apartments reported that 35 percent of that for the next few months booked visits were cancelled. In Hotels, the cancellations amounted to 15 per cent, the tourism Association Confturismo.

shopkeepers cleaned their shops of the mud and water. In the meantime, the damage will be examined, which adds to the high water the art heritage of the city. Of the 120 churches, half of it was flooded, complained to the Venetian daily newspaper "Il Gazzettino". Five Vaporetti, the water buses of Venice, and six landing were damaged, bridges hard.

The Situation of the Venetians who would like to have had more time, annoyed to fix all the damage, writes 20min.ch. "A little more respect would be appropriate," says a dealer who sold jewelry on the St. mark's square. "People behave here worse than at home. No one respects the city still."

damage to gondolas

the gondoliers suffered considerable damage. 25 gondolas need to be repaired. Because of the tidal wave of food was lost-resistant wood is used for Gondelbau. The Nacelle Alberto Della Toffola lost in the water about 30 wooden tablets, which were washed away by the flood wave. "We buy the wood in Slovenia, it is easy to find the right Material for our gondolas. The damages are large," said Della Toffola, according to the daily newspaper "Corriere della Sera".

images: high water in Venice

called for The cruise companies, the keep in Venice and the ships will be and has always regarded as a danger to the lagoon city, were donations. Costa Crociere wants to make the city of 100'000 Euro locker, announced the shipping company from Genoa, in a press extension to the outside.

New storm in the evening

late Saturday, forecasters announced a new severe weather. The schools remained closed, and the public water transport on the Grand Canal was not resumed.

mayor Luigi Brugnaro made his town courage. "Venice needs to prove to the world that the city can bring," he said in an Interview with the Roman daily newspaper "Il Messaggero". He also urged to complete the construction of the planned dam system, "Moses", the need to protect Venice from future floods.

other regions

not affected suffers But only to Venice in the storm. In 50 kilometers away in the small town of Chioggia, there was Flooding. In Friuli's Adriatic resort of Grado flooded roads had to be closed.

In several municipalities of the Dolomites, province Belluno schools remained because of the snow risk will be closed. In addition, some of the Alpine passes were blocked. In the Ligurian province of Imperia, there was landslides. After heavy thunderstorms, power outages were reported in several districts of the city.

Rome was hit by Storms and precipitation home. A relaxation of the situation is imminent: weather experts warned that Italy will face this weekend with a bad weather front with severe Storms and rainfall. (fal/sda)

Created: 16.11.2019, 15:39 PM

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