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Restoration Begins on Rome’s Colosseum
Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014 by Scaffolding is now up around part's of Rome's iconic Colosseum, as part of a $33 million repair project funded by the private Italian leather goods company Tod's. Amid economic hardship and deteriorating ruins, private companies have stepped in to help save some of Italy's treasures. Tod's chairman Diego della Valle told CBS News, “I am very proud to be Italian....
The Italy Mix: Christmas in Rome, Historic Italian Processions
Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by The Italy Mix is a post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: Guide to Christmas in Rome: The ultimate guide to Christmas and New Year's in the Eternal City. (Revealed Rome) Italian Processions Honored by UNESCO: Ceremonies in Viterbo (Lazio), Sassari (Sa...
Rome Colosseum to Undergo Extensive Repairs
Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by While Pisa was thought to have cornered the market on Italy’s most famous “leaning” building, Rome appears to be taking a page from the Pisa playbook as scientists say Rome’s Colosseum is leaning to one side by as much as  15 inches. Officials announced this month that the Colosseum will undergo 2.5 years of repairs starting in December 2012.   The good n...