AP PHOTOS: Glass barriers keep Venice’s iconic basilica dry


              A thin layer of seawater surfaces during a moderately high tide in St. Mark's Square in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, where glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding 900-year-old iconic St Mark's Basilica, seen in the background, have been recently installed. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Signs of erosion are visible inside St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic Venice's Basilica during high tides have been recently installed in St. Mark's Square which is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Signs of erosion are visible inside St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic Venice's Basilica during high tides have been recently installed in St. Mark's Square which is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Signs of erosion are visible inside St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic Venice's Basilica during high tides have been recently installed in St. Mark's Square which is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather.  (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Signs of erosion are visible inside St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic Venice's Basilica during high tides have been recently installed in St. Mark's Square which is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Signs of erosion are visible inside St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic Venice's Basilica during high tides have been recently installed in St. Mark's Square which is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              A visitor enters St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, where seawaters no longer endanger the fragile marble mosaics of the floors after glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic Venice's Basilica during high tides have been recently installed in St. Mark's Square that is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              The sunlight filtering through one of the doors of St. Mark's Basilica casts patterns on the floor mosaics bleached by seawaters in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic Venice's Basilica have been recently installed around it. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Belt barriers limit visitors' circulation on the fragile marble mosaics on the floor of St. Mark's Basilica endangered for centuries by seawaters in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic Venice's Basilica during high tides have been recently installed around it. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              A couple stops on the fragile marble mosaics on the floor of St. Mark's Basilica for centuries endangered by seawaters in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic Venice's Basilica during high tides have been recently installed around the church. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              People walk on the fragile marble mosaics on the floor of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic St Mark's Basilica during high tides have been recently installed around it. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Belt barriers limit visitors' circulation on the fragile marble mosaics of the floor of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic St Mark's Basilica during high tides have been recently installed around it. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Signs of erosion are visible inside St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old Venice's iconic Basilica during high tides have been recently installed. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Signs of erosion are visible inside St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old Venice's iconic Basilica during high tides have been recently installed. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Signs of erosion are visible inside St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old Venice's iconic Basilica during high tides have been recently installed. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              FILE — Seawater floods the floors of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy in this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, file photo. Seawaters no longer endanger the marble mosaics of the floor after glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding inside during high tide have been recently installed around the 900-year-old basilica. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Tourists and residents walk on catwalks during a sea tide of around 97 centimeters (38.18 inches) to cross a flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, northern Italy, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, where recently installed glass barriers prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic St Mark's Basilica. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather.  (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Tourists and residents walk on catwalks during a sea tide of around 97 centimeters (38.18 inches) to cross a flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, northern Italy, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, where recently installed glass barriers prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic St Mark's Basilica. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Tourists and residents walk on catwalks during a sea tide of around 97 centimeters (38.18 inches) to cross a flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, northern Italy, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, where recently installed glass barriers prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic St Mark's Basilica, left. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Tourists and residents walk on catwalks during a sea tide of around 97 centimeters (38.18 inches) to cross a flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, northern Italy, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, where recently installed glass barriers prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic St Mark's Basilica, left. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              Procurator of St. Mark's Basilica Mario Piana leans on a glass tide barrier during an interview with The Associated Press in St. Mark's Square in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, as he talks about recently installed glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic St Mark's Basilica, seen in the background. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              A thin layer of seawater surfaces during a moderately high tide in St. Mark's Square in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, where glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic St Mark's Basilica, partially seen in the background, have been recently installed. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
            
              A seagull stands in a thin layer of seawater surfacing in St. Mark's Square in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, during a moderately high tide. Glass barriers that prevent seawater from flooding the 900-year-old iconic St Mark's Basilica, reflected in the background, have been recently installed. St. Mark's Square is the lowest-laying city area and frequently ends up underwater during extreme weather. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
AP PHOTOS: Glass barriers keep Venice’s iconic basilica dry