Venezia will likely be one of the most memorable things from Engineering Rome. One cannot help but marvel at the engineering and beauty of the city (we put engineering first because this is an engineering course).
Below is a video (18 minutes) that is a REALLY good introduction to Venezia and how it works. Highly recommend viewing. It gives a great orientation to what you are looking at when you get there. It’s all so wonderfully overwhelming. Recommendation: download and view on the train ride to Venezia (it’s 3.5 hours long).
MOSE (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico – in English: Experimental Electromechanical Module) is a giant infrastructure project intended to protect Venezia from the flooding during high tides. It is part of a bigger plan to protect Venezia and the lagoon. Basically, MOSE are a series of gates installed in the three lagoon inlets (Lido, Malamocco and Chioggia) that, when activated, rise up out of the lagoon floor and seal off the lagoon from the outside ocean. Much more on MOSE here: https://www.mosevenezia.eu/puntomose/?lang=en