Italy launches restoration of Nero's Palace in Rome

Italy launches restoration of Nero's Palace in Rome

Italy has implemented plans to restoration of the Golden House of the Palace of Nero located in the heart of the center of Rome, a few meters from the Coliseum. Closed to the public since 2005, the place could be partially reopened to visitors in two years. But until then, the Italian government must find at least 60 million eurosto finance work, a challenge for a country in full economic recession.

Buried for centuries, the Domus aurea, or the Golden House, was rediscovered during the Renaissance. After 20 years of closure, excavations and restoration work helped reopen the site to visitors in 1999, but in 2005, after the damage caused by heavy rain, the palace was once again closed to the public.

The enormous structure of about 15,000 square meters was built after the great fire of Rome in 64, attributed to Nero. It includes numerous buildings, large gardens and an artificial length that was drained after the death of the emperor and the Colosseum was built instead.

A masterpiece at risk.

The colossal debt of the country and austerity measures Associates have made it difficult for Italy to maintain many of its iconic monuments.

At the beginning of this year, several chunks of the Colosseum broke and the Government had to go to private sectorto restore the place, in this case to the Italian shoe magnate Diego Della Valle, the patron of the Tod group.

For the rehabilitation of the Pompeii site, which has had a large number of collapses this year, Italy asked and won European Union support, receiving 105 million euros to keep it.

Most recently, on June 9, the trevi fountain It showed signs of weakness, with several decorative pieces detached from the upper frieze. The Councilor delegate for culture of Rome has launched a fundraising campaign to initiate large-scale restoration work at the source.

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