Revered Venice cathedral 'was aged 20 years in a day by flood'

St Mark's Basilica in Venice needs urgent funding to save its precious marble and mosaic floor after flood water did decades worth of damage in a day, officials have warned.

Venice can teach Britain how to stay afloat

Seen from outside, it is easy to take Venice as symptomatic of wider troubles. La Serenissima’s geopolitical heyday, like ours, is long past. The citizenry regards its rulers as incompetent, bordering on despicable. The ghosts of past glories — the Rialto, St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace

St Mark's Basilica calls for help to save mosaic floor after Venice flood causes '20 years of damage in a day'

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.