It has been a difficult week for Italy’s civil protection officers, soldiers and volunteers who have been involved in around 8000 rescue operations.
Over the last three days alone, around 900 rescue operations were carried out in the region of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna.
The authorities concerned have issued a warning of severe weather which will affect the regions of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany.
Siena, Sovicille, San Gimignano and Bologna, which are very popular with tourists, have also been badly hit by very bad weather which caused a lot of flooding.
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