Trevi 'Fendi' Fountain restoration complete

Trevi 'Fendi' Fountain restoration complete

Luxury brand's citywide project

Editor: Faizal Dahlawia

Fashion and history intertwined when the Roman landmark was given a fashionable facelift

Visitors to Rome's historic landmark can once again toss a coin over their heads in hope of returning to the city. For 17 months, a clean-up project at Trevi Fountain meant that the basin was drained and large chunks of the attraction were cordoned off. Fortunately, an elevated and fully transparent boardwalk was added during the restoration process to allow a different perspective of the monument, as well as a closer look at the 26 craftsmen who restored marble, plaster and bricks among many others elements.

This would not have been possible without Fendi for Fountains, a restoration undertaking conceived by the fashion house to preserve the culture and heritage of the city. "Fendi is Rome, and Rome is Fendi, and this is why in 2016 we will keep sustaining our city with the Fendi For Fountains project, in support of four fountains," said Pietro Beccari, Chairman and CEO of Fendi. The other three fountains within the project include Gianicolo, Mosè del Ninfeo del Pincio and del Peschiera.