Italy travel warning: Everything you need to know as ‘apocalyptic’ floods hit Emilia-Romagna

Floods have also hit Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia.

People are being advised to limit their travels in northern Italy, following devastating floods which have killed at least 13 people and forced thousands to flee their homes.

Heavy rainfall in recent days has caused 21 rivers to burst their banks in Emilia-Romagna, submerging entire towns in some parts of the region.

“Apocalyptic” floods and landslides have also wreaked havoc in Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia, with experts warning that climate-related disasters are on the rise in southern Europe.

In the region’s capital city of Bologna, the tourist board has urged citizens to limit their travel to essential journeys only.

The UK government has issued

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