During the restoration works, which will end up with a visiting area increased by 25%, the Coliseum will remain open to the public.
The Special Superintendence for Archeological Heritage of Rome and Tod's Group are proud to announce that the first phase of the restoration of the Coliseum, following the investment of the Group itself of 25 million Euros for the sponsorship of the project, has been completed.
The scaffolds, which protected the first 5 arches since October 2013, today leave space only and exclusively to the magnificence of the monument, undisputed symbol of the Italian culture, that has now regained its original color.
The brilliant results have been obtained through the close cooperation of our Country’s best trained professionals (archeologists, architects, engineers, specialized workers and restorers), who contributed to the restoration with their experience, dedication and passion. The working procedures are mainly based on the masterly manual skills of the technicians, through a meticulous work, which reflects the unique skills of Italian artisans known and respected all over the world. To all of them a big thank you from both Italians and foreigners who deeply love our Country.
"Restoring such an important monument, a worldwide symbol of Italy, which carries a strong synergy between public and private sector, is a motivation which we would like followed by others, commencing with the large Italian businesses.
The Italian cultural assets represent a unique heritage of beauty no-one else owns. Bringing them back to their original status will allow us to improve tourism in Italy and to build more companies and employment, especially for younger generations. Young people will get a job and at the same time will be able to contribute to the cultural and economic development of our Country, being proud to do that.
This is not a dream, but reality: all we have to do is do it and do it now," says Diego Della Valle.
For the cleaning of the Coliseum, water spray has been used. The spraying has been carried out at room temperature, without pressure or any additional substances or solvents, to fully respect the environment. The system is able to remove loose deposits of dust and to dissolve black crust while leaving the patina of time.
With the end of this important phase of the restoration and with the dismantling of the scaffolds, the renovated part of the Coliseum, with its historical heritage, has been given back to the people.
The important project of restoration sponsored by Tod's Group includes:
For more information: 02 77 22 5263