Bulgari has pledged to invest $2 million into restoring Rome’s famous Spanish Steps. The project, slated to begin in 2015, will work to restore the iconic Italian landmark after Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi asked for private investors to help maintain monuments throughout the country. With Bulgari behind the restoration, the project will likely leave an impression on travelers who visit the Spanish Steps.
The luxury label is calling the donation a “special gift from Bulgari to its city” and marks the jeweller’s 130th anniversary. The baroque-style stairway was built in the 18th century and is one of Rome’s most famous landmarks.
The Italian fashion world has been keen to help maintain its country’s historical sites in recent years – Tod’s has helped fund the restoration of the Colosseum, while Fendi is refurbishing the Trevi Fountain.