The Tod’s Group has shared today its ongoing participation in a project that is working to restore Rome’s Colosseum, one of the most iconic historical monuments in the world and a key part of Italian history.
The end of the second phase of the project celebrates the history of this iconic landmark and the symbolic message of trust in its repair.
The project to restore this iconic Roman landmark was developed for the commissioner of the archaeological areas of Rome and Ostia Antica in agreement with Rome’s Archaeological Heritage Department. The project was implemented thanks to the involvement of the Tod’s Group who were active supporters of the work.
The second phase of the project, which began in December 2018 under the supervision of the new autonomous institute Parco Archeologico del Colosseo, has focused on the Colosseum’s hypogea, a monument within the monument, corresponding to the portion of the amphitheatre which lies below the arena and that in ancient times was invisible to the spectators.
The restoration saw the involvement of more than 80 people, including archaeologists, restorers, architects, engineers, surveyors and construction workers.
At the end of the works, a 160-metre long walkway was installed in the Colosseum, opening up to visitors an area of the monument that had never been accessible before.
This second instalment consolidates Tod’s Group’s commitment to this World Heritage site – a commitment that was established with the Group’s support of the restoration of the external façade of the Colosseum, which was completed in 2016.
The project will continue with the restoration of the building’s galleries of the Colosseum’s second order, and with the overall optimisation of the technical implementation. Finally, the service centre will be relocated and moved in the outer area of the Colosseum, allowing visitors to access it in a more comfortable manner.
Tod’s unveiled the latest progress on its social media account today, a film that shows the beauty of the city of Rome and its history.
Watch it here…