Fendi restores Temple of Venus and Rome

Dec 22, 2021 468

The Temple of Venus and Roma, located in the Roman Forum opposite the Colosseum, has undergone a €2.5 million restoration sponsored by the luxury fashion house Fendi. The results of the 15-month project, which included structural work and new lighting, were unveiled by Fendi and the Colosseum Archaeological Park on 20 December.

Fendi, founded in the Italian capital almost a century ago and based in the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, staged a fashion show at the Roman temple in 2019 in tribute to its late creative director Karl Lagerfeld. The largest known temple in ancient Rome, the Tempio di Venere e Roma was dedicated to the goddesses Venus Felix (Venus the Bringer of Good Fortune) and Roma Aeterna (Eternal Rome).

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SOURCE: https://www.wantedinrome.com

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