Leading Italian shoe manufacturer TOD’S has signed an agreement with the Department of Archaeological Areas of Rome and Ostia Antica to sponsor much-needed restoration work on Rome’s most celebrated monument, the Colosseum. The sum involved is quoted as €25m. to be met by a non-profit Foundation “Friends of the Colosseum”, created by Diego Della Valle, head of TOD’S Spa.
Work on the first phase of the restoration is programmed to start in March 2011. The Colosseum will remain open to the public while work is being carried out.  

26 Jan 2011

ROME: MACRO MAKES AN IMPACT

MACRO,  Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art, is staging a highly successful show of controversial works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection in its new venue inside the converted premises of the former city slaughter house in the Testaccio district.

23 Jan 2011 More

LIMONE PIEMONTE: SKIING PRIESTS'TROPHY

A hundred ski-loving priests and their lay helpers will meet up at the Limone Piemonte ski resort at Cuneo on the 7 February to compete for the 14 th edition of the “Sursum Corda” giant slalom, organized by the local San Pietro Apostolo parish.

19 Jan 2011 More

MARCUS AURELIUS'HORSE identified

 

The bronze statue of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius astride his charger Refulus is one of Rome’s best known landmarks.           

 

15 Jan 2011 More

“DONNALUCE” SCORES FOR FRASCATI

"Donnaluce 2009”, produced by Frascati vintners Poggio le Volpi of Monte Porzio Catone (Castelli Romani area, Rome) has been nominated “best white wine” by leading wine expert Luca Maroni in his Yearbook 2011. Donnaluce Frascati DOC was chosen from among 12,181 Italian wines produced by 2,166 wine producers.

The award ceremony will be held during the Sensofwine Fair at Rome’s Palazzo dei Congressi on the 29-30 January 2011.

 

 

11 Jan 2011 More

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