The Colosseum Finds a Patron

Posted on December 10th, 2010 by

Out from the rubble of the bad news about collapsing Roman ruins comes a bit of good news:

An Italian shoe tycoon has offered to provide the entire 25 million euro (£21 million) cost of renovating the Colosseum after the project failed to attract the support of any international sponsors.

Diego Della Valle, the head of the Tod’s shoe and bag empire, has said he will pay for the entire restoration of the Roman amphitheatre, which is expected to take three years.

HT: Emma


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