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Low tides leave Venice’s gondolas stuck in the mud

What is happening to Italy? There is no government, legendary football coaches are taking jobs abroad and now the canals of Venice are drying up.

23rd February, 2008

What is happening to Italy? There is no government, legendary football coaches are taking jobs abroad and now the canals of Venice are drying up.

The Venetian authorities are normally occupied with safeguarding the sinking city against the threat of floods.

But abnormally low tides have left the Grand Canal’s famous gondolas stuck in the mud. ‘‘Usually in this period of February and March, we have low tides. But last Monday it went down to...

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