Romans Say, 'Color Me Angry.'

While the Eternal City is slowly being repainted in more 'historically accurate' shades, many citizens claim the policy deprives the city of its 'soul.'
July 2, 2004, 5am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Under Claudio Strinati, the superintendent of museums, historic buildings undergoing restoration must conform to his office's strict color scheme. For most Renaissance-era structures, this means abandoning the rich hues of southern Italy for the 'original' colors - mostly a mix of pastels and whites. Residents and tourists alike decry the loss of the city's "traditional epidermis."

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Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 in Yahoo! Newswire
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