For an entire year and a few months, several of Rome’s classic attractions underwent restoration and subtle improvements hidden behind scaffolding. One of these, the Trevi fountain, was hidden from public and tourist view.
The Baroque structure was restored to its full glory including all its details, down to the gold lettering above the fountain.
According to locals, the structure appeared cleaner and brighter. Officials had left it dirty for quite some time.
The Trevi fountain is set to reopen by the first week of November. Several of Rome’s ancient structures had 26 restorers checking everything from structural cracks, rusty steel supports and other areas that could be a repeat of 2012’s raining debris from the fountain.
Total Costs For Renovation
The costs for managing Rome’s Attraction’s restoration are quite high considering the low funding it receives as Rome and Italy is still within a financial crisis.
Private company and Fashion House Fendi donated €2.18 million to restore the old cultural structure. Fendi also funded other structures, including the city’s Le Quattro Fontane.
Other private companies, including jeweller Bulgari had donated €1.5 million to help restore Rome’s Spanish Steps. Tod’s Shoes Chairman Diego Della Valle had donated €25 million to help restore the Colosseum’s failing structure.