Planned Restoration of the Colosseum May Cause Irreparable Damage

Laura Allsop chronicles the controversial plans, which have caused consternation amongst heritage workers and restorers.

The restoration, due to begin in March, will be sponsored by Diego della Valle, of luxury Italian brand Tod's, in exchange for advertising rights.

"Members of the Restorers Association of Italy are unhappy about the plans, which they believe has sidelined them in favor of non-specialist restorers and which "run the risk of causing irreparable damage to the monument," according to the group's President, Carla Tomasi."

Full Story: Plans to restore crumbling Colosseum cause rumblings in Rome

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