IN PHOTOS: Remembering the great flood of Florence

IN PHOTOS: Remembering the great flood of Florence

Fifty-three years ago Florence suffered its worst flood on record, killing dozens of people and leaving cultural treasures in ruins.

Venice’s Royal Gardens to get a €5 million makeover

Venice’s Royal Gardens to get a €5 million makeover

Italian restorers fix Palmyra artefacts destroyed by Isis

Italian restorers fix Palmyra artefacts destroyed by Isis

Rome reopens historic Spanish steps after renovation

Rome reopens historic Spanish steps after renovation

Rome’s Colosseum gets multi-million euro makeover

Rome’s Colosseum gets multi-million euro makeover

Italy’s fashion brands step in to save Milan’s cathedral

Italy’s fashion brands step in to save Milan’s cathedral

Pompeii begins gladiator domus restoration

Pompeii begins gladiator domus restoration

Spanish Steps closed for Bulgari-funded makeover

Spanish Steps closed for Bulgari-funded makeover

Dutch firm offers to restore Rome after riot

Dutch firm offers to restore Rome after riot

Da Vinci masterpiece emerging in all its beauty

Da Vinci masterpiece emerging in all its beauty

Fendi kicks off Trevi revamp with walkway

Fendi kicks off Trevi revamp with walkway

Italy seeks sponsors to restore Nero’s party villa

Italy seeks sponsors to restore Nero’s party villa

Thieves steal part of Pompeii fresco

Thieves steal part of Pompeii fresco

Renzi asks private sector to help save Pompeii

Renzi asks private sector to help save Pompeii

Italy vows to spend €2m on saving Pompeii

Italy vows to spend €2m on saving Pompeii

Pompeii crumbles after heavy rain

Pompeii crumbles after heavy rain

Flying cork rips hole in 18th century painting

Flying cork rips hole in 18th century painting

‘Pompeii needs an archaeologist at the top’

‘Pompeii needs an archaeologist at the top’

The architect hoping to restore a ‘ghost town’

The architect hoping to restore a ‘ghost town’

Italy on tight deadline for Pompeii restoration

Italy on tight deadline for Pompeii restoration

Italian architect in bid to restore ‘ghost village’

Italian architect in bid to restore ‘ghost village’

Duomo seeks Russian cash for €15m restoration

Duomo seeks Russian cash for €15m restoration

‘It’s not in our character to sit and wait’

‘It’s not in our character to sit and wait’

Pompeii tackles rogue tour guides

Pompeii tackles rogue tour guides