As the waters in Venice began to recede on Monday, other parts of Italy continued to suffer and the regions of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna and Friuli Venezia-Giulia were placed under maximum red alert for storms, floods and landslides.
Authorities in the central region were monitoring the river Arno as heavy rain caused it to rise perilously close to its limit. In Pisa, the army reinforced flood barriers and bridges were closed on Sunday evening.
Around 50 roads have been closed across the region, while at least one avalanche was reported and the risk of others following was raised to four out of five.
As Rome faces its second week of thunderstorms, at least two cars were hit by falling trees, one injuring a 23-year-old driver who was rushed to hospital.
Venice and Matera are dealing will millions of euros of damage, while the wild weather will cost Italy’s agriculture and fishing industries tens of millions of euros.