Flooding is common this time of year and Thursday's level that reached a peak of 55 inches (140 centimeters) was below the 63 inches (160 centimeters) recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades.
Below, a collection of Reuters photos from this year's flood season:
This isn't the first year that Venice residents and tourists have adapted to seasonal high tide. Below, some images from past years.
a raised platform inSt. Mark's Square on Nov. 26, 2010. (Manuel Silvestri/Reuters)
Debates over historic preservation often run into a problem: There’s plenty of data to support economic arguments, and much less to address questions of cultural value. A research team in Singapore wants to change that.