Salvatore Ferragamo Will Help Restore The Fountain Of Neptune
In its latest step to present back to the city housing its headquarters, the Salvatore Ferragamo group on Friday pledged to donate 1.5 million euros, or $1.7 million at present ferragamo helt change, to fund the restoration of the Fountain of Neptune. The amount will be channeled into the works over a 3-year period, till 2018.
“I like to consider our assist to Florence’s cultural actions and the restoration of architectural property as a virtuous partnership between the public and the personal sectors, and a means for our family to thank the city and acknowledge the shut bond solid by my father and nonetheless in place today,” said chairman Ferruccio Ferragamo. “Everything we’ve got performed over time has been a manner for us to specific our gratitude to Florence for what it has given us.”
Positioned on the central Piazza della Signoria, in front of the town corridor in Palazzo Vecchio, the fountain was commissioned in 1565 by Cosimo I de’ Medici and is the work of sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati. The city’s first public fountain, it is a symbol of Florence and factors to the city’s power over the seas during the Renaissance. Made with Carrara marble, the determine of Neptune stands on a excessive pedestal decorated with the mythical figures of Scylla and Charybdis, in the middle of an octagonal fountain, surrounded by laughing satyrs and sea horses.
Praising Ferragamo as “a prestigious label that cares in ferragamo helt regards to the magnificence and culture of Florence,” Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella mentioned, “The metropolis has been searching for public and non-public sponsors and partners for years to help safeguard the city’s great artistic heritage.”
Ferragamo has financed main restoration tasks, together with the allegorical statues on Ponte Santa Trinita, in 1996, the Column of Justice in Piazza Santa Trinita, in 1998, and the eight rooms in the Uffizi Gallery, in 2015. It has also established the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo at Palazzo Spini Feroni, headquarters of the brand.