Art & Culture

TOD'S Group Presented the Restoration of the Colosseum's Hypogea

Tod's Group have participated in the restoration of the Colosseum, giving this internationally renowned monument back to the world, an iconic symbol of both Roman and 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.
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The restoration of the Colosseum is an initiative that was developed by the Commissioner of the Archaeological area of Rome and Ostia Antica in agreement with Rome's Archaeological Heritage Department. The project was then executed thanks to the support of the  Tod's Group.

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.

After 781 days from the opening of the construction site and more than 55,700 hours of work, the restoration activities have brought back a total area of 15,000 m2 to its former glory.

This second installment 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.