#Venice

.Venice, Italy
MOSE misread the level of water rise in Venice. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • St Mark's Square was underwater, with water levels reaching a height of 1.37 metres above sea level
  • Shopkeepers used wood panels to keep the water out
  • MOSE, the flood defence system to shield Venice's lagoon, failed to serve its purpose

.Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Unlike the existing levy for stays in hotels or rented accommodation, the new tax would apply to day-trippers. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Venice said it would not implement it's tourist tax till 2022
  • Venice and its famous canals are usually packed with tourists
  • Venice is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea