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St Mark's Basilica
St Mark's Basilica, Venice Photo: Ricardo André Frantz (CC00, wikimedia)

St Mark’s Basilica calls for help to save mosaic floor

Venice’s most famous cathedral is calling for urgent funding to save its precious marble and mosaic floor after surging floodwaters did decades of damage in a day. St Mark’s Basilica, which attracts more than five million visitors a year, was filled with nearly three feet of water at the end of October in some of the worst flooding seen in the Lagoon City since 1872.

Read the entire article at The Telegraph.