Sunday, 02 February 2020
Around 3,500 people were evacuated in Venice on Sunday morning to allow the safe removal of a WW2 bomb.
Venice was bombed by the Americans in 1944, during the Second World War.
The airspace over Venice was also shut at around 8:30am. The operation lasted several hours.
The bomb weighed 220-kilos and was found near the industrial port area, quite a distance from the tourist city’s historic centre, earlier this week.
Several road, plane and boat routes were closed as a precaution.
The Brussels Times