Italy: Trevi Fountain to get $3 million restoration


$3 million in the fountain

Rome’s 18th century Trevi Fountain, famed as a setting for Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, is getting a $3 million restoration courtesy of the Fendi fashion house. The 20-month project on one of the city’s most iconic fountains is the latest example of Italian fashion companies coming to the aid of Italy’s chronically underfunded cultural heritage. The founder of the Tod’s footwear company is footing the bill for the $34 million restoration of Rome’s ancient Colosseum. Fendi is also donating $430,000 to restore another fountain complex in Rome, the Quattro Fontane.

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