Flooding in Tuscany has led to the evacuation of more than 200 people while high waters in Venice have left more than two thirds of the city submerged.

North west Tuscany was most severely affected, particularly in the regions of Massa and Carrara. Residents were warned not to go out and told to stay on the upper floors of their homes.

Officials in Northern Italy expressed concern over landslides following last year’s disaster in Genoa and Liguira when devastating flash floods killed 15 people.

Streets in the historic town of Pisa are also flooded and some houses have been left without electricity.

Meanwhile in Venice ‘acqua alta’ or high water season, has been one of the highest ever recorded, with some parts of the city submerged under five feet of water.

A few tourists had a more free and easy approach to the high waters, venturing out to see the sights despite the flooding.

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    Shoes and wellies float in a flooded shop during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People take a coffee ina flooded shop during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Parents carry their children in a small street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A woman walks on a flooded St Mark's square during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Tourists put on their shoes in front of the bridge of Sighs during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People walk in a flooded street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People walk in a flooded street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Tourists walk on footbridges during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Tourists walk on footbridges near the Rialto bridge during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man runs in a flooded street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A shoes seller displays wellies outside his shop in a flooded street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man sits in his shop as tourits walk in a flooded street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Tourists walk on footbridges near the Rialto bridge during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A family walk on bridge as they leave the flooded St Mark's square during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A family stands on bridge set up in the flooded St Mark's square during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People walk on bridges set up in front of Palace of Doges during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A family walk on bridge as they leave the flooded St Mark's square during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man carries a girl as they leave the flooded St Mark's square during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People walk on bridges set up in a flooded St Mark's square during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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