Luxury of restoring Roman history


Tod’s, whose billionaire owner Diego Della Valle reportedly put up €25 million for the works, said it was proud to have been part of the restoration of “a true historical symbol of Italy”. The Colosseum is the latest in a string of famous Italian monuments to have been renovated with funds from private donors, often from the luxury sector. Roman fashion house Fendi paid for a 16-month clean-up of the Trevi fountain which has been acclaimed by visitors. And upmarket jeweller Bulgari is behind the ongoing renovation of the Spanish Steps, also located in the capital’s historic centre. But across…

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