Venice Hit By Fresh Flooding

It is estimated the November floods in Venice caused €1 billion damage

Venice has been hit by more flooding, barely six weeks after a huge tidal surge hit the city causing more than €1 billion damage.

New images from the Associated Press (AP) show dozens of tourists wading through St Mark’s Square holding their suitcases and luggage aloft.

The tide peaked at 1.44 metres on Monday (23 December), causing flooding across some of the city’s most famous locations.

It comes after the city suffered its highest tide for more than 50 years last month when waters reached 1.87 metres. Mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro said the 12 November tide caused more than €1 billion damage.