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Military officers wearing face masks stand outside Duomo cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy February 24, 2020.

Italy sealed off entire towns and canceled major events after 400 coronavirus cases and 12 deaths made it the most infected country outside of Asia

Cases of COVID-19 have soared in Italy, making it the most infected country outside Asia. Neighboring countries are worried.
Visiting Venice's Caffe Florian is a unique experience — but it's expensive.

What it’s like to visit the oldest cafe in Europe, which survived Venice’s floods and just celebrated 300 years

Reviews for Caffe Florian, on Venice's St. Mark's Square, rave about its location and over-the-top decor, but decry the high prices and crowds.
Crowds converging on Machu Picchu in Peru.

22 destinations that were ruined by tourists over the past decade

From Machu Picchu to Venice and Burning Man, here's a look at some of the destinations we're loving to death.

9 photos show flooding in Venice that has caused more than $1 billion in damages to the city’s homes and historical sites

A new wave of high water hit Venice on December 23, piling on to the damage from flooding that has troubled the city throughout the year.
The interior of the Italian Regional Council is seen flooded in Venice, Italy November 13, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media.

Venice government offices were flooded moments after lawmakers rejected a climate change plan

Luigi Brugnaro, Venice's mayor, wrote online that the flooding was due to climate change and was "a wound that will leave a permanent mark."
Venice, Italy, is sinking.

Stunning photos of 27 places around the world that you should visit before they disappear forever

From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, visit these threatened natural wonders before they're gone.
People walk on a catwalk in the flooded St.Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

Venice is experiencing its most severe flooding in 50 years. Here are 15 photos of the city’s extreme flooding.

Venice's annual high-water season causes flooding across the city, and residents and tourists alike continue their daily activities despite it.
People wading through the water engulfing the narrow streets in Venice.

Video shows tourists and locals wading through thigh-deep water in Venice during its worst flooding in more than 50 years

The mayor of Venice attributed this year's severe flooding to climate change in a tweet and said a state of emergency will be declared on Wednesday.
A busy canal in Venice, Italy.

An Israeli tourist in Venice took a currency exchange worker hostage after complaining he got a bad rate, police say

The 46-year-old man was trying to exchange $100 into euros but didn't like the amount of money he got back, multiple reports cited police as saying.
Around three-quarters of the city is underwater.

Venice, the Great Barrier Reef, and other World Heritage Sites are threatened by rising seas, massive storms, and extreme heat. Take a look at the dam...

Vulnerable landmarks include the Great Barrier Reef, Statue of Liberty, and the entire city of Venice, Italy.