Venice a magical city and how the Mose project is trying to prevent this magical city from flooding
Venice is one of the oldest cities and 1200 years old, the city is built on more then 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. There are no roads just canals including the Grand Canal thoroughfare which is lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. There are 400 foot bridges and 170 boat canals that connect the city to make it easily accessible to the local people. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been quoted with many different titles including ‘City of Water’, ‘City of Bridges’and ‘The Floating City’
During 2019 Venice had their worst flood since November 1966, the flood 2 years ago sadly caused damage to monuments, businesses and homes. The Mose project by the Italian goverment has finally been completed and the barriers have been designed to protect the city from tides of up to 3 metres, without them half of Venice would have unfortunalety been flooded including the famous St Mark's Square.
The huge yellow floodgates, which rise to separate the Venetian lagoon from the sea, also succeeded in shielding the city during its first real-time test in early October when the high tide, or acqua alta, rose to 120cm. The Mose dams were designed in 1984 and were supposed to come into service in 2011, but progress was delayed due to a by a corruption scandal.
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