Photo Story: St Mark’s Basilica in Venice reopens

St Mark's Basilica in the background as a waiter serves a guest, with all of them wearing protective face masks, at the outdoor tables of the 'Caffe Quadri' on San Marco square in Venice, Italy, which reopened after a three-month lockdown, on 28 May 2020. 'Caffe Quadri' is one of the oldest and longest-existing Italian public places. Its activity began in 1775. EPA-EFE/ANDREA MEROLA

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St Mark’s Basilica in Venice on Thursday reopened to visitors.

Only 150 people will be allowed into the iconic building every hour, authorities said.

Authorities called for action to protect St Mark’s from acqua alta high tides after it suffered damage earlier this year.

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