At the centre of the square is perhaps Rome’s most iconic monument, a symbol of the city and Italy throughout the world: the Colosseum. The area was once occupied by the pond of Nero’s Domus Aurea, in which was reflected the colossal statue of the emperor that gives the Flavian Amphitheatre the name by which it is universally known.
The square, located between the Monti, Campitelli and Celio districts and a crossroads between Via dei Fori Imperiali and Via Claudia, one of the oldest Roman roads, is one of the most frequented places in the world.
The restored property, at no. 4 Piazza del Colosseo, is located in this picturesque location, a few steps away from the Amphitheatre.
The intervention was preceded by a hydro-washing of all surfaces, followed by a restoration of the central monumental balcony and the shaped stucco eaves cornice. A potassium silicate anchoring and insulating primer was then applied to all surfaces, followed by a siloxane mineral paint coated in quartz flour with successive coats of glaze. Slate covers were overhauled and replaced where necessary.
All the plaster in the hallway and along the stairs was stripped in order to prepare the inside for the new electrical system. Civil plastering and scraping/sanding for the water paint was carried out; the skirting board was put in place, the floors polished to a high gloss and all the iron railings and other metal work was painted.