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Venice underwater: A visual history in 11 amazing images
The canal-carved Italian city is no stranger to flooding. Cue the gondoliers!
 
10 amazing photos of Venice under water: A visual timeline AP Photo/Luigi Costantini

Venice is notoriously prone to flooding, particularly in autumn. But after this week's heavy rains, nearly three-quarters of the canal-laden city was submerged, with the tidal mark reaching its sixth-highest level since 1872. Nonetheless, Italians and light-hearted tourists carry on, utilizing makeshift bridges, donning swimsuits, and lounging in the veritable pool that is St. Mark's Square. Click through for more images of Italy's flooded wonderland throughout history.

 

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