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

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

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.

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